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Monumentum

Lion of Carnuntum III

Exceptional sculpture of a lion devouring a bull's head founded in 1894 in Carnuntum, Pannonia.
 
 
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8 Feb 2022
 
Lion of Carnuntum

Lion of Carnuntum
David Walsh

 

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A reclining lion devours a bull's head held between its paws. The open mouth of the beast still bears traces of red paint.
 
 

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