Information about author
In addition to monumental works, Jan Pfister performed many small sculptures, including the heads of cherubs, angels, and mascarons. The Lion's Head from Under the Pulpit belongs to such small works. The sculpture represents the head of a lion with an open mouth framed by wavy curls of the mane that are made in a manner typical of the artist. The raised arches of the eyebrows over the small and deeply set eyes give the sculpture a horrifying look.