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.)
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