Demon Lion Mask, from the Lorillard Building, 87 Gold Street, NYC (demolished 1962)
19 x 24 x 6 in., 220 lb. (48.3 x 61 x 15.2 cm, 99.79kg) (show scale)
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Gift of Anonymous Arts Recovery Society
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American. Demon Lion Mask, from the Lorillard Building, 87 Gold Street, NYC (demolished 1962), 1837. Cast iron, 19 x 24 x 6 in., 220 lb. (48.3 x 61 x 15.2 cm, 99.79kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Anonymous Arts Recovery Society, 63.239.22. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 63.239.22_in_situ_bw.jpg)
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Grotesque demon lion mask, painted cast iron. Primitive in quality of design (but not technique). Full face, high cheekbones, bulging eyeballs, protruding tongue and fangs. Heavy creases around mouth.
Source: Lorillard Building, 87 Gold Street, between Spruce and Franklin, NYC; demolished 1962.
One of three masks separating the two-bay facade, attached to cast-iron lintel; the building was known for early use of cast-iron structural parts on the first two floors.
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