Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Venetian Winged Lion, Miami

This particular fellow stands with its twin replica in a corner at NE 70th Street.  As I turned to the magic of the internet and researched on it, I discover that the winged lion is a Venetian symbol of royalty.  It goes back to a famous St. Mark's painting where the saint is depicted with a winged lion sitting at his feet.
The building that holds it looks like an abandoned building, but I think it belongs to the antique shop right beside it.  I noticed they have more of these type of artifacts in the back, so it could be a warehouse.  If anybody knows, feel free to add a comment.

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