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Lion of Saint Mark

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The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark, pictured in the form of a winged lion, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice. It appears also in both merchant and military naval flags of the Italian Republic.

St Mark, represented as a lion, is a typical Christian iconography derived from the prophetic visions contained in the verse of the Apocalypse of St John 4:7. The lion is one of the four living creatures described in the book as a place around the throne of the Almighty and they are chosen as symbols of the four evangelists. (source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Saint_Mark)

Linocut printed on Favini ivory paper 200 gr. in my studio in the historic center of Venice, Italy with a small vertical press

Matrix size: (inches L x A): 7.6 x 4.6
Paper size: A4 (inches L x A): 8.2 x 11.7

The colors used are acrylic (non-toxic color and indelible). The paper is acid-free, chlorine and neutral pH

Sold unframed

This item is individually made by hand in my studio in Venice – there may be slight variations in color, making this a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. The artwork may look slightly different from photos. Small imperfections or irregularities add to the handmade charm, distinguishing this piece from mass-produced prints

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Print color

Blue, Red