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Lion sejant: M.5-1951

Object information


Lion sejant
Translated as: lion seated


Stevens, Alfred George (Sculptor)


Bronze statuette of a seated lion.


History note: From the collection of Sigismund Goetze

Legal notes

Given by Mrs May Cippico in accordance with the wishes of Mrs Sigismund Goetze.

Measurements and weight

Height: 13 1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1951-04-19) by Cippico, May


Mid 19th century
Production date: circa AD 1852


From a model made by Stevens in c. 1852 for the posts at the entrance lodges of the British Museum (no longer in situ). The lion was inspired by the lion on the newel of the Bargello courtyard, Florence.

Components of the work

Exterior composed of brown patina Sculpture Depth 15.5 cm Height 33.7 cm Width 12.7 cm
Base Width 4 1/8 in

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast and patinated light brown

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.5-1951
Primary reference Number: 12445
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_5_1951
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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