Object: Lion statue
Statue of lion eating fallen prey
House of Loreius Tiburtinus, Pompeii
This is typical of statues that adorned Pompeii gardens. Perhaps they mimicked the imperial hunting parks, stocked with many kinds of animals, for the sport of high-ranking Romans. Or perhaps they recalled the hunts (venationes) staged at Pompeii’s amphitheatre.
SAP No: 2929