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Lion Collection

"The Majestic Roar: Exploring the Symbolism and Beauty of Lions" Lions have long been revered as powerful and regal creatures

Background imageLion Collection: Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear

Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear
SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear and the British lion as each eyes the other with suspicion

Background imageLion Collection: MGM LION

MGM LION
Recording Leo the Lions famous roar for MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) Studios

Background imageLion Collection: Lucerne / Lion Sculpture

Lucerne / Lion Sculpture
Lucerne: the lion sculpture

Background imageLion Collection: Medieval English shield designs

Medieval English shield designs
Shields of English knights and barons, painted during the reign of Edward III. Lithograph reproduction

Background imageLion Collection: WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men

WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, design by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949), The Empire Needs Men! Enlist Now. Depicting a lion and cubs, representing Britain and her Empire. Date: 1915

Background imageLion Collection: Lions CRH 983 Lioness greets male Lion - Moremi, Botswana Panthera leo © Chris Harvey / ardea. com

Lions CRH 983 Lioness greets male Lion - Moremi, Botswana Panthera leo © Chris Harvey / ardea. com
CRH-983 Lions - Lioness greets male Lion Moremi, Botswana Panthera leo Chris Harvey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageLion Collection: Royal Coat of Arms

Royal Coat of Arms
The royal coat of arms of Queen Victoria

Background imageLion Collection: The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max

The Lions Bride by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max
The Lions Bride - a painting by Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (18401915) was a Prague-born Austrian painter. The scene was depicted in motion picture form as an hommage in the Gloria Swanson film

Background imageLion Collection: Daniel in the Lions Den, 1872, (1917). Artist: Briton Riviere

Daniel in the Lions Den, 1872, (1917). Artist: Briton Riviere
Daniel in the Lions Den, 1872, (1917). Painting held at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. From Bibbys Annual 1917, [J. Bibby & Sons, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imageLion Collection: African Lioness - close up of female

African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageLion Collection: CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

CIRCUS POSTER, 1920s. American poster, 1920s, for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus

Background imageLion Collection: Mountain lion / cougar / puma - in winter. Western U. S. A MR454

Mountain lion / cougar / puma - in winter. Western U. S. A MR454
TOM-1304 Mountain lion / cougar / puma - in winter Western U.S.A Felis concolor Tom & Pat Leeson Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLion Collection: La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry)

La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry)
JLJ4680287 La Dame a la Licorne (Lady and the Unicorn) : To my only desire, 1484-1500 (Wool and silk tapestry) by Flemish School

Background imageLion Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) (1/4). Date: circa 1911

Background imageLion Collection: HICKS: NOAHs ARK, 1846

HICKS: NOAHs ARK, 1846
Oil on canvas by Edward Hicks, 1846

Background imageLion Collection: Poster advertising the Transvaal Castle cruise ship

Poster advertising the Transvaal Castle cruise ship, sailing from England to South Africa with frequent connections from New York via the Cunard Line

Background imageLion Collection: Lion - male with cub

Lion - male with cub
YAB-192 LION - single male playing with cub Panthera leo Yann Arthus-bertrand Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLion Collection: Lion - 8 week old cubs Botswana, Africa

Lion - 8 week old cubs Botswana, Africa
CRH-649 LION - three 8 weeks old cubs. Botswana Panthera leo Chris Harvey Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLion Collection: Lion - male roaring, with cub biting rump

Lion - male roaring, with cub biting rump
YAB-1254-C Lion - male roaring, with cub biting rump Yann Arthus-bertrand Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLion Collection: Folklore / Gryphon

Folklore / Gryphon
Gryphus, or Greiff, classified by Johnstone as a bird because it has the head and wings of an eagle, despite having the body of a lion

Background imageLion Collection: Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales

Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales. circa 1960s

Background imageLion Collection: Lioness (Lion, Panthera leo) running, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, Africa

Lioness (Lion, Panthera leo) running, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa, Africa

Background imageLion Collection: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

Background imageLion Collection: Lion Leads in Jutland

Lion Leads in Jutland
HMS Lion leads the battle- cruisers into the fray at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageLion Collection: Newly born Barbary lion cubs rest inside their enclosure at Dvur Kralove Zoo

Newly born Barbary lion cubs rest inside their enclosure at Dvur Kralove Zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, Czech Republic, July 8, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Background imageLion Collection: Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines

Lions and Dead Quagga, by Thomas Baines
Lions and Dead Quagga, Vultures and Adjutants, Zululand, by Thomas Baines (1820-1875). (3 of 5) Date: 1874

Background imageLion Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageLion Collection: Doberman - lying on steps

Doberman - lying on steps
LA-3040 Doberman - lying on steps Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLion Collection: Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman

Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman
Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Depiction of the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, (who played a lyre, not a lute)

Background imageLion Collection: Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana

Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana
An Armada episode, the Golden Lion attacking the Santa Ana of the Spanish Armada on 25 July 1588. Date: 1588

Background imageLion Collection: Animals-White Lion

Animals-White Lion
A four-month-old white lion cub cuddles up to its father Sam inside their enclosure at a zoo in Tbilisi on November 30, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Vano SHLAMOV

Background imageLion Collection: A Map of Bloomsbury and Holborn, London, 1746 (engraving)

A Map of Bloomsbury and Holborn, London, 1746 (engraving)
XJF438445 A Map of Bloomsbury and Holborn, London, 1746 (engraving) by Rocque, John (c.1704-d.1762); Private Collection; (add.info.: the map shows the Foundling Hospital)

Background imageLion Collection: Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short

Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short
KW392514 Effigy of William Marshall from his tomb in Temple Church, London, from A Short History of the English People by J. R

Background imageLion Collection: The Central Powers of WWI

The Central Powers of WWI
With United Forces (the motto of Emperor Franz Josef I) - patriotic depiction of the Central Powers of WWI - Germany, Turkey and Austro-Hungary

Background imageLion Collection: ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

ERNEST HEMINGWAY (1899-1961). American writer. Hunting in Kenya, February 1934

Background imageLion Collection: One-month-old lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari

One-month-old lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari
Three one-month-old female African lion cubs lie together at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv February 21, 2010. The birth of the three female cubs eased concerns about the balance of the lion

Background imageLion Collection: Peaceable Kingdom, ca. 1830-32. Creator: Edward Hicks

Peaceable Kingdom, ca. 1830-32. Creator: Edward Hicks
Peaceable Kingdom, ca. 1830-32

Background imageLion Collection: RF - Lion (Panthera leo) head portrait at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal

RF - Lion (Panthera leo) head portrait at night, Zimanga private game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)

Background imageLion Collection: RF - Lions (Panthera leo) - two brothers patrolling territorial boundary

RF - Lions (Panthera leo) - two brothers patrolling territorial boundary. Short grass plains on the border of Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) near Ndutu, Tanzania

Background imageLion Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion

Old Japanese Matchbox label of a cat playing with a lion made in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageLion Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageLion Collection: Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo

Poster, Sir Robert Fossetts Circus and Zoo, featuring lions and an elephant. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageLion Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageLion Collection: Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt

Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt
6th September 1952: A scene from the Ealing comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt with the Thunderbolt played by the Lion a 114 year old locomotive lent by the Liverpool Engineering Society which originally

Background imageLion Collection: Liverpool & Manchester Locomotive Lion 1930

Liverpool & Manchester Locomotive Lion 1930
" Lion" at the Liverpool & Manchester Railway Centenary Celebrations in 1930.The loco formerly used on the Liverpool Dock Estate drew a specially constructed replica of a train of 1830

Background imageLion Collection: Trades union membership certificate

Trades union membership certificate
A trades union membership certificate for the United Operative Plumbers Association of Great Britain and Ireland, with Defence and Defiance as their motto

Background imageLion Collection: HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1
Scene during the Battle of Jutland, in the North Sea near Denmark, during the First World War, showing the British battlecruiser HMS Lion being hit on the Q turret

Background imageLion Collection: Lion dance performers, Chinese New Year, Quan Am Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City

Lion dance performers, Chinese New Year, Quan Am Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia




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"The Majestic Roar: Exploring the Symbolism and Beauty of Lions" Lions have long been revered as powerful and regal creatures. From the iconic MGM lion that graces our screens to ancient tales like Daniel in the Lions Den, these magnificent beasts have captivated our imaginations throughout history. In medieval times, lions were often depicted on English shield designs, symbolizing courage and strength. Their image also adorns the Royal Coat of Arms, representing nobility and authority. Artists like Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max immortalized lions in their works, such as "The Lion's Bride, " showcasing their grace and allure. Meanwhile, circus posters from the 1920s remind us of their captivating presence under the big top. But beyond art and entertainment lies a deeper connection with nature. In Botswana's Moremi Reserve, we witness a heartwarming moment as a lioness greets her male counterpart – an intimate display of affection within this royal species. Venturing into Africa's wilderness reveals adorable sights too; eight-week-old lion cubs playfully exploring their surroundings in Botswana. These young ones embody innocence while hinting at future strength they will inherit from their parents. Not limited to African landscapes alone, mountain lions roam through winter wonderlands in Western U. S. A. , demonstrating adaptability amidst harsh conditions. Their resilience echoes our own battles against adversity. Even sculptures pay homage to these majestic creatures - take Lucerne's famous Lion Sculpture for example - standing tall as a reminder of bravery etched into stone. Lastly, let us not forget how lions played a role even in travel advertisements; promoting luxurious cruises aboard Transvaal Castle cruise ships by capturing attention with their awe-inspiring presence. Whether it be through artistry or encounters in nature, lions continue to fascinate us with their beauty and symbolism, and are more than just kings of the jungle; they represent power intertwined with vulnerability, reminding us of the delicate balance within our own lives.