Ark Lions from St. Louis
Gold leaf painted wood. The lions appear in profile with one paw raised. Mouth and eye painted red.
The Lions were found by Marvin Kling, a Jewish exterminator, in the attic of a St. Louis home. They belonged to a long-ago demolished synagogue. When national recognition came to Hillel’s collection, the exterminator’s wife called and offered them to Hillel.
The Lions were restored and regilded by Steven Engel, who was an HUC student in 1987 and University of Cincinnati Hillel’s Rabbinic intern at the time.
Donated Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Kling, St. Louis, MO.
Dedicated in memory of Scott and Bruce Goldstein of St. Louis