Carved Giltwood Lion Head
American: 1918
detail: signature detail: date
Carved Giltwood Lion Head

Kohnt (artist)
Carved Giltwood Lion Head
American: 1918
Gilt oak or hardwood
15 x 12 inches, 6 inches deep
$2,750

detail: back detail: mounted on wall

Boldly carved head of a roaring lion with a flowing mane and a fierce expression, possibly from a circus or other entertainment. It was evidently intended to be hung high on a wall, as the lion's open jaw is even more dramatic when viewed from below. Signed by the artist on one side and dated on the other.