View of the two lions—or lionesses—that are carved in high relief into a triangular shaped slab of grey limestone. The slab is 12 ft. [3.7 m.] wide at its base and is about 10 ft. [3 m.] high.
The lions face each other—their heads are missing— and are each resting their front paws on side–by–side altars that in turn support a column. The column tapers at the bottom, like columns from the palace at Knossos. The symbolism of the grouping is not completely clear.
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