An antique stone bas relief featuring a street juggler holding serpents and standing on a ledge. His costume shows multiple layers of bells. Carved by hand, original patina. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 19th Century, Prov. Verona, Italy.
In the Middle Ages, street jugglers were considered to be light spirited and of few morals, especially if they were wandering from village to village. They entertained crowds for enjoyment, as well as performed for the royal households and aristocrats.
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 29" H x 19.75" W x 4" D