Limestone, with original polychromy
Impressive stone high-relief depicting horses with the winged Lion of Saint Mark - Venice - late 15th century.
Reviewed by experts who assume it could hypothetically be a work from Verrocchio's workshop.
Horses with the winged Lion of Saint Mark, late 15th century, made of limestone with original polychromy.
On the horses’ head collars the heads of small lions can be glimpsed, please look carefully at "the slab, as its charm becomes visibly more appealing than a painting”.
Invisible central restoration as shown in pictures, a work done by real experts.
As for the relief's story, it has been restored by masters skilled in the art in 1970; to keep firm and well merged the two parts 3 irons have been added, a central one and two side ones, which preserve perfectly the original look of the relief.
Pictures show an image of the original horse's head by Verrocchio for a proper comparison, in case of private purchase we can send important documents relating the true story of the relief.
From a private collection.
Size: 135 x 50 x 12 cm.
Weight: 95 kg.
The seller prefers the lot to be picked up
The seller prefers the lot to be picked up from Novara (Italy). Shipping is possible by arrangement only. Costs of shipping are at the buyer's expense, and are payable directly to the seller.