Thursday, June 26, 2008

Bronze Dragon, Italy 16th c.

Long before people were buying Kaiju toys off of ebay there were these sort of ...collectables.

"This statuette of a winged dragon is a development of a medieval tradition of casting representations of fabulous creatures in brass. It would have been made to order for a wealthy patron, as an ornament for the home."

Image and quote taken from the Victoria and Albert Museum website.

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