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I made a first drawing of the lion’s head. It’s a decoration on a vase in the picture. And the lion’s head has deep, echoing meanings for me.  I dreamt about a path guarded by lion statues once, eons ago.  And of course everyone’s favorite artist Johannes Vermeer has lion’s head finials in two of his paintings.

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The lion vase is one feature of the painting that I’m joyfully anticipating.  I will think my way through it many times, in various drawings. I merely whet my appetite here.

Below are some of Vermeer’s lions heads.

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right side finial, Girl with the Red Hat

 

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left side finial, Girl with the Red Hat

 

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finial in Girl Holding a Flute
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