An antique hand carved stone bas relief featuring a street juggler holding serpents and standing on a ledge. His costume shows multiple layers of bells. Wear consistent with age and use, original patina. 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