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.