• The ancient Lion of Kea (600BC - one of the oldest sculptures in Greece), Ioulis, Kea Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The ancient Lion of Kea (600BC - one of the oldest sculptures in Greece), Ioulis, Kea Greek Cyclades Islands
  • The ancient Lion of Kea (600BC - one of the oldest sculptures in Greece), Ioulis, Kea Greek Cyclades Islands
  • Lion statue with St Martins in the field Trafalgar Square London
  • Sculpture of a Doge and the Lion of Venice above a door of Doges Palace - Venice Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • Sunrise at Saint Marks's Square with Lion Pillar - Venice - Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Winged Lion on The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • The Lion Pharmacy with Zolnay tiles - Sopron, Hungary
  • Sculpture of a Doge and the Lion of Venice above a door of Doges Palace - Venice Italy
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Arial View Of Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square - Venice Italy.
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Close up of the clock face on the The Bell Tower - Saint Mark's Square  - Venice Italy
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
Against a grey background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculptures corner Stone. . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone decorated by lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk - Hittite lion sculpture corner Stone . Andesite. Alacahoyuk, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Corner stone with sculpted lion, bull and winged sun disk. It was discovered at the right side of the Alacahoyuk sphinx door. The lion puts his front legs on a small bull. There is a Hittite winged sun disk on the abdomen of the lion, which can be seen from a lower location. The position of the sun course indicates that the stone is situated in a high place.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted stone panel. Lion. Aslantepe Gate Limestone, Aslantepe, Malatya, 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The lion on the left of the two lions at the gate of the palace. His head and his front part were processed as high embossing and his body as regular embossing. The signs behind the lion and over his tail read; "Halposulupis, Mighty (?) King".<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the right is a bearded human figure with a short skirt; with the dagger in his right hand, he is stabbing the lion standing on his front legs while holding the lion's tail with his left hand. On the left is a bearded god figure with a horned-headdress, who grasps the lion's hind leg while holding the ax over his head with his right hand. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Picture & image of the Hittite lion sculpture of the Lion Gate. Hattusa (also Ḫattuša or Hattusas) late Anatolian Bronze Age capital of the Hittite Empire. Hittite archaeological site and ruins, Boğazkale, Turkey.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Aslantepe Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Lion Men. Limestone, 1399-1301 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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There are two lion-men with a sword at their waists on both sides of the tree of life. The figure on the right holds a sickle in his left hand resting on his shoulder and a symbol his right hand. The figure on the left carries a double-faced ax in his right hand. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a White Background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124863-4
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a lion attacking two onagers or Asiatic wild ass, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt lion Roman mosaic, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, a lion being hunted, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite terra cotta head of a lion. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against white background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against white background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion.<br />
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Against a black background.
  • Photo of Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Pictures & images of Phygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Etimesgut, Ankara. Phrygian. 1200-700 BC. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on the chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. There are frame edges in front and behind the lion. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of a Procession. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey. Two animals struggling with each other. The lion attacking the bull holds the bull's chin and turns it backwards.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Long Wall Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey<br />
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Two figures lying over the lion. There is a crescent at the head of the winged god at the front. It is thought that the figure at the front is moon god and the one at the rear is sun god. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.  Against grey background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against white background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey.  Against art background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against grey art background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124864
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124863-4
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel `from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124857
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel from the  lion hunt showing a dying lion.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124856
  • Round Roman mosaic of a Lion and Cupids between Dionysus and Manadi, Pompeii, House of the Centaur (VI 9.3,) inv No 10019,  Naples Archaeological Musuem, Italy
  • Round Roman mosaic of a Lion and Cupids between Dionysus and Manadi, Pompeii, House of the Centaur (VI 9.3,) inv No 10019,  Naples Archaeological Musuem, Italy
  • Round Roman mosaic of a Lion and Cupids between Dionysus and Manadi, Pompeii, House of the Centaur (VI 9.3,) inv No 10019,  Naples Archaeological Musuem, Italy
  • Round Roman mosaic of a Lion and Cupids between Dionysus and Manadi, Pompeii, House of the Centaur (VI 9.3,) inv No 10019,  Naples Archaeological Musuem, Italy
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Coloured glazed terracotta brick panel depicting striding lions from Babylon (Iraq). Neo-Babylonian Period, reign of Nebuchadnezzar II 604-562 BC. This panel belonged to the tiled decorated walls either side of the Processional Way in Babylon which was 3280 ft (1km) long. It led from the temple of Marduk, through the Ishtar Gate to the temple of Akitu. The lion is the is associated with the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. T processional Way played a key role in the  New Year festival which was held in the spring equinox. Babylonian Gods were believed to leave their temples on this day and visit the god Marduk in his temple in Babylon. Kings like Nebuchanezzar would have played an important role in this procession and they aside their regal regalia for the procession and recited “negative confessions” as they preceded down the Processional way. Inv Ao 21118, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal stabbing his sword into a lions neck during a lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124850
  • Detail of a Roman mosaics design depicting Silenus and Cupids showing a lion, from the House of Sienus, ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Pictures & images of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic.<br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Bronze statue of a lion representing the the Evangelist Mark created by Maitani and collaborators between 1325 and 1330 on the14th century Tuscan Gothic style facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, designed by Maitani, Umbria, Italy
  • Romanesque Lion sculpture supporting columns of the Cremona Duomo Baptistry, begun 1107, Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy
  • Romanesque Lion sculpture supporting columns of the Cremona Duomo Baptistry, begun 1107, Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy
  • Romanesque Lion sculpture supporting columns of the Cremona Duomo Baptistry, begun 1107, Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical lion on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Bronze statuette of a Lion from the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire 6th to 5th cent. BC excavated from the Acropolis Susa, present day Iran.. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Bronze statuette of a Lion from the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire 6th to 5th cent. BC excavated from the Acropolis Susa, present day Iran.. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Bronze statuette of a Lion from the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire 6th to 5th cent. BC excavated from the Acropolis Susa, present day Iran.. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Bronze statuette of a Lion from the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire 6th to 5th cent. BC excavated from the Acropolis Susa, present day Iran.. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Bronze statuette of a Lion from the First Persian or Achaemenid Empire 6th to 5th cent. BC excavated from the Acropolis Susa, present day Iran.. The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of an Aslan Lion from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 7727.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Late Hittite Basalt Portal Lion sculpture from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from Palace Building P Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum inv. No 7777.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of spearmen lining the road from the King Ashurnasirpal lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 120859
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124867
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal on his chariot aiming an arrow during a lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124867
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of a lion being hunted.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no  ME 124875.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of Ashurnasirpal lion hunting.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 124876.
  • Round Roman mosaic of a Lion and Cupids between Dionysus and Manadi, Pompeii, House of the Centaur (VI 9.3,) inv No 10019,  Naples Archaeological Musuem, Italy
  • Pictures of Roman Mosaics of a Lion Dionysus and Manadi from the Casa del Centauro (VI 9, 3) Pompeii, inv 10019, Naples Archaeological Museum - Stock Photos
  • Roman mosaic of a Lion from Pompeii,  Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C. From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Lion killing deer  from the "Satyr Hunting Wils Animals, freezes, 460 B.C.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-2-9 (sculpture B 2902- 298).
  • Photo of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Kalaba Village, Ankara, , 1200-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Figure of a roaring lion. The cross mark on his chest draws attention. The muscles in his legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Lion relief on glazed bricks from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon, Iraq constructed in about 575 BC by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II on the north side of the city. Dedicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the monumental gate joined the inner & outer walls of Babylon it was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Assyrian relief sculpture panel of soldiers lining the road from the King Ashurnasirpal lion hunt.  From Nineveh  North Palace, Iraq,  668-627 B.C.  British Museum Assyrian  Archaeological exhibit no ME 120859
  • Mycenae Lion Gate & citadel walls built in 1350 B.C and known as cyclopean style walls due to the vast size of the blocks it was assumed by visitors in ancientb times that only giant Cycopse could have built them. Excavated by the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1876.  Mycenae UNESCO World Heritage  Archaeological Site, Peloponnese, Greece
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  <br />
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Against a brown gray background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  Against a white background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  <br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
<br />
Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Alaca Hoyuk Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite, Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Hunters - A human figure with a spear in his hands attacking to a lion with two dogs helping him. The lion is on the defensive. One of the dogs has climbed on the back of the lion and bites it while the other attacks towards the lion's belly. The lion steps over the dog with its left hind foot.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.

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