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ART12510.002

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Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number ART12510.002
Title Menin Gate lion
Collection Art
Object type Sculpture
Artist Unknown
Place made Belgium
Date made 1200 - 1300
Medium granite
Measurement Overall: 150 x 152 x 58.5 cm
On display Main building: Commemorative Area: Foyer

Description

Created in approximately the 13th to 14th Century, the sitting lion is one of a pair originally on one of the city gates of Ypres. The lions were donated to the Commonwealth of Australia by the Burgomaster of Ypres in 1936. The lions each hold the Ypres Coat of Arms.