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His mane flowing down his back, holding an armorial shield displaying a crescent moon and an acanthus leaf
Probably from a gateway
16th / 17th Century
Size : 38 cm high, 21.5 cm deep, 16.5 cm wide – 15 ins high, 8½ ins deep, 6½ ins wide
In the Middle Ages it was ruled successively by the Arabs, the Normans 1059 - 1194 A.D who established the Kingdom of the two Sicily's, the German Emperor's, and then the English Plantagenet Angevins, many of whom were massacred during a popular revolt in 1282 known as the 'Sicilian Vespers'. Spain then ruled Sicily in various forms until Napoleon displaced the Spanish Bourbon's. In 1860 the Italian, Garibaldi invaded and in 1861 Sicily became united with Italy.
|Height||38.00 cm||(14.96 inches)|
|Width||16.50 cm||(6.50 inches)|
|Depth||21.50 cm||(8.46 inches)|