Description: Rectangular; cavetto edging all round; seated lion on right, its tail rising above its back and its head turned to face the viewer; a seated sheep on the left; at the bottom, a plain rectangular extension panel; date split across top.
Notes: Intended to represent the saying, ‘The lion shall lie down with the lamb’, a popular misquotation of Isaiah 11: 6.
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- cavetto (edging)
- whole carved pattern
- individual numbers
- extension panels
Manufactured: in 1679 in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Maresfield, East Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Small cavetto series
- Old Testament & Apocrypha firebacks