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9233   In its original paint, a phenomenal ca. 1940’s relief constructed of individually pieced, sculpted and painted strips of early fiberglass on a wooden foundation.  Fanged but gentle, his wide mouth leads into an early tin throat painted blood red.  His original home was the Philadelphia Zoo where he served as a functional elaborate disguise to conceal a hidden receptacle for refuse.  However, in later years he was retired and removed to discourage careless feeding of the actual animal population.  Thankfully, this Lion was acquired and preserved within a private folk art collection.  He is clean, exciting, in extraordinary condition whose presence commands attention.  Size: 22” H x 22”W x 13” D.    

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