Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
The motif of the rampant lion, such as the example depicted at the center of this dish, figured prominently on Iberian coats of arms. However, by the late fifteenth century, such emblems were also used as decorative motifs conveying a general sense of prestige, rather than as crests identifying specific noble families.
Edward C. Moore , New York (until d. 1891; bequeathed to MMA)