Depicts a lioness poised to devour a nude bearded male figure, with his head in her mouth and her paws holding his shoulders.
Funerary sculpture of lioness by Unknown Artist, 200300
© National Museum of Scotland
- 55 x 46 x 152 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £10,000 ( Total: £50,000)
- Acquired in:
- Queen's & Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer
On plinth, emerging from under the lioness' belly, are two snakes. A tomb monument - roman funerary symbolism.
Discovered in Jan 1997 in River Almond beside Roman fort at Cramond, Edinburgh. Retrieved in a excavation and claimed as Treasure Trove by the Crown. Allocated by Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer to NMS and Edin. City M & G as joint