Amphisbaena Panel. SOLD

Amphisbaena Panel. SOLD
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Stock Number: 5861
Origin: English or N. French
Circa: 1550
Height: 8.25 ins.  (21 cms.)
Width: 20.5 ins.  (52 cms.)
Depth: 0.5 ins.  (1 cms.)
Full Description:

16th-century oak panel with a central face flanked by two two-headed monsters or amphisbaenas.  An amphisbaena is usually shown with two animal heads, one at each end of the body, but these are part fish, with a large bifurcated tongue, and part bearded man.  This is probably a reference to male duplicity.

Very good colour and patina.


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