The Lion of Saint Mark, representing the evangelist St Mark, pictured in the form of a winged lion, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Republic of Venice. It appears also in both merchant and military naval flags of the Italian Republic.
St Mark, represented as a lion, is a typical Christian iconography derived from the prophetic visions contained in the verse of the Apocalypse of St John 4:7. The lion is one of the four living creatures described in the book as a place around the throne of the Almighty and they are chosen as symbols of the four evangelists.
Linocut printed on Favini ivory paper 200 gr. in my small studio in the historic center of Venice, Italy with a small vertical press and signed P.d.A
The colors used are acrylic (non-toxic color and indelible). The paper is acid-free, chlorine and neutral pH.