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Panel - Panel


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1480-1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Istrian stone

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This istrian stone panel is carved in relief with a lion's mask flanked by floral scrollwork. The panel comes from the Cavendish- Bentinck collection, which was largely acquired in Venice. Istrian stone was commonly used in Venice as the Istrian peninsular (now in Croatia) was then part of the Venetian empire and the stone was imported across the Adriatic Sea.

Physical description

Panel, Istrian stone, carved in relief with a lion's mask; on eother side is floral scrollwork, symmetrically arranged.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1480-1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Istrian stone


Height: 26 in, Length: 43 in

Object history note

Bought for £18. From the Cavendish-Bentinck collection

Descriptive line

Panel, Istrian stone carved in relief, floral scrollwork, lion's mask, Italian.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1892. Arranged according to the dates of acquisition, with appendix and indices. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1893. pp. 232.

Production Note



Istrian stone

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Lion masks


Sculpture Collection

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