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Plaster Sculpture of a Lion Holding a Shield

Statue of a Lion holding a Shield | Sculpted from Plaster | Painted in Antique Gold | Measures 16.5″ x 6″ | Great gift for home or office.

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  • Statue of a Lion holding a Shield | Sculpted from Plaster | Painted in Antique Gold | Measures 16.5″ x 6″ | Great gift for home or office.

    The lion is a common charge in heraldry. Because historically it has been regarded as the king of beasts, a lion traditionally symbolizes bravery, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness, and valour. A “lion sejant” is a lion presented as sitting on his haunches, with both forepaws on the ground.

    In heraldry, an escutcheon (/ᵻˈskʌtʃən/) is a shield that forms the main or focal element in an achievement of arms. The word is used in two related senses.

    Firstly, as the shield on which a coat of arms is displayed. Escutcheon shapes are derived from actual shields used by knights in combat, and thus have varied and developed by region and by era. As this shape has been regarded as a war-like device appropriate to men only, British ladies customarily bear their arms upon a lozenge, or diamond-shape, while clergymen and ladies in continental Europe bear theirs on a cartouche, or oval. Other shapes are in use, such as the roundel commonly used for arms granted to Aboriginal Canadians by the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

    Secondly, a shield can itself be a charge within a coat of arms. More often, a smaller shield is placed over the middle of the main shield (in pretence or en surtout) as a form of marshalling. In either case, the smaller shield is usually given the same shape as the main shield. When there is only one such shield, it is sometimes called an inescutcheon.

  • Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    16.5"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    8.5"

    Weight

    5lb.

    Height

    16.5"

    Width

    6"

    Depth

    8.5"

    Medium

    Plaster

    Size

    M (up to 30 in.)