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St Mark's lion: M.6-1931

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St Mark's lion




Fragment of St Mark's lion, consisting of a paw holding a book inscribed: PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEVS.


History note: Morton's House, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Legal notes

Given by the National Art Collections Fund

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1931) by National Art Collections Fund


16th century
Circa 1500 - Circa 1600

Materials used in production

Istrian marble

Techniques used in production

Carving : Carved marble

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: On book
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.6-1931
Primary reference Number: 31405
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_6_1931
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 December 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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