the remains of a row of nine archaic lions were found in 1906 by excavators on the island of delos, greece. this is a copy of one of these lions. they stood guard over an oval lake sacred to apollo, on whose banks he is supposed to have been born. this replica was executed from an original now in the louvre.

jasmine hill gardens and outdoor museum  p.o. box 6001  montgomery, al 36106
phone: (334) 567-6463  fax: (334) 263-5715  special events: (334) 263-5713
email: admin@jasminehill.org
operated by jasmine hill foundation, a non-profit organization.
© 2001 – 2009, jasmine hill gardens.  all rights reserved.