L for Lions- Roar!

If there had to be one animal that was uniformly depicted as royal, mighty, strong, ferocious and yet noble across different times and cultures it would have to be the lion. Historically lions have been present across large parts of Asia and Europe and this has meant that we have varying cultural depictions of these animals across millenia.

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Hittite Lion, Hattusa, Turkey
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Lion in Profile on one of the Torana Gates at the Buddhist Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh India
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Lion Capital at Sanchi
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Cambodian Lion Near Terrace of the Leper King, Seam Reap
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Corinthian Lion/ Bull Capitol at Hierapolis Museum, Turkey
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Lion Spotted at Nara, Japan
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Lion Mosaic, Terraced House, Ephesus, Turkey
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Ancient Roman Wall Painting (now at Naples Museum) with Lion Head Fountains
Profile of the Yali
Yali Pillars in Tanjore, India
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Lion and Elephant Sculpture from Tanjore, India
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8 thoughts on “L for Lions- Roar!”

    1. I was trying to bring out the differences- same animal different styling! It’s amazing isn’t it?

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