Ancient Roman Bronze crouching lion, Late Roman Period, 300-500 AD
The lion is crouching with its hind legs bent under the body and its forelegs stretched forward. The head is upraised and the tail is twisted under the body and up around the right back hip. The lion head with large eyes and open jaws exposing a pipe opening in the mouth. The mane is covering the fore part of the elongated body. The features of the head and the mane are incised. This large bronze lion is modeled with a majestic attitude, with strong expression of the face.