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Monumental Lion: An Acoustic Automaton (?)

Southern Spain or southern Italy
1000–1200
Bronze
Louvre Abu Dhabi
LAD 2017.002|73 x 81 x 45 cm

This monumental lion is one of the most important Islamic works of art from the Mediterranean region. The tube in the animal’s mouth, the opening in its belly and its hollow body suggest that the object once produced a roaring sound and was thus an automaton.

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Hear about the story of the Monumental Lion

ACTIVITiES

SIMPLE AND EASY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Designed for children and families, download these interactive activities to enjoy from the comfort of your home

Monumental Lion Colouring Page
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