A DISARMING SPANISH WOODEN HERALDIC DRAGON’S HEAD

With a unicorn’s horn and vegetal “leaf” ears.

Red and white polychrome, traces of gilding over ochre clay sizing.

End of the 16th to 17th Century AD, Spain.

Height: 26.4 cm. (10 3/8 in.)

Width: 38 cm. (14 15/16 in.)

#5645

Ex: European private collection. Belgian market by 2018.

Published: Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) pp.46-47

Comparandum: Palazzo Morosini at Santo Stefano, Venice Compare a late 16th to early 17th Century marble gargoyle