A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man

Server Costs Fundraiser 2021

Please help us pay for the servers and web services required to operate our non-profit organization's website. Any donation helps, no matter how small: If every visitor were to give only $1 we would be fully funded within a day.

Donate Now

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 21 November 2015
Send to Google Classroom:

This sculpture depicts a large lioness devouring a naked bearded man; the overall scene represents the destructive power of death. The 2 snakes on the base symbolize the survival of the soul. The sculpture was built as part of a tomb memorial; it signaled the status of a high-ranking Roman officer. It was found in the year 1997 CE at the mouth of the River Almond, Cramond village, Midlothian, Scotland. Cramond, 2nd century CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

Remove Ads

Advertisement

About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 21). A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4183/a-roman-lioness-devouring-a-man/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4183/a-roman-lioness-devouring-a-man/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2015. Web. 31 Jul 2021.