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Un lion décoratif en ivoire découvert à Saint-Vivien, Charente-Maritime

Abstract : Possible unicum, an ivory sculpture of a lion has been discovered during the excavations of the abbey of Saint-Vivien (Charente-Maritime, France). The lion’s symbolism and the raw material used match with the production of an object belonging to a medieval elite. Identified as an ornamental piece, its function remains still hypothetical, as well as its dating. In comparison with other media, the artistic style informs us of a possible production during the second half of the 13th century, or during the beginning of the 14th century. Nevertheless, these can’t provide a conclusive basis for dating this artefact.
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Henrique Sarmento-Pedro. Un lion décoratif en ivoire découvert à Saint-Vivien, Charente-Maritime. Cahiers LandArc, LandArc (Fleurance, Gers), 2020, 36, pp.1-10. ⟨halshs-02965615⟩



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