Lion (signed)

David Shepherd


david shepherd lion-signed
Signed print

Image size 5" x 3.5"
Decorative print, personally signed, unframed
Price £15

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Sir William Russell Flint.
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One of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture, the lion has been extensively depicted in sculptures and paintings, on national flags, and in contemporary films and literature.
Lions have been kept in menageries since the time of the Roman Empire and have been a key species sought for exhibition in zoological gardens across the world since the late 18th century.
Cultural depictions of lions were prominent in Ancient Egypt, and depictions have occurred in virtually all ancient and medieval cultures in the lion's historic and current range.

In Africa, the range of the lion originally spanned most of the central rainforest zone and the Sahara desert.
In the 1960s, it became extinct in North Africa, except in the southern part of Sudan.
In southern Europe and Asia, the lion once ranged in regions where climatic conditions supported an abundance of prey.
In Greece, it was common as reported by Herodotus in 480 BC; it was considered rare by 300 BC and extirpated by AD 100.
It was present in the Caucasus until the 10th century.
It lived in Palestine until the Middle Ages, and in Southwest Asia until the late 19th century. By the late 19th century, it had been extirpated in most of Turkey.
The last live lion in Iran was sighted in 1942 about 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Dezful, although the corpse of a lioness was found on the banks of the Karun river in Khuzestan Province in 1944.
It once ranged from Sind and Punjab in Pakistan to Bengal and the Narmada River in central India.

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