"The Asiatic Lion".

Asiatic Lion watercolor painting by Juan Bosco
11 by 8 inches (29.5 x  21.5 cm)

Asiatic Lion watercolor painting by Juan Bosco
11 by 8 inches (29.5 x  21.5 cm)
Current distribution of the Asiatic lion in the wild

Watercolors nº 1676:

The Asiatic Lion, (Indian Lion or Persian Lion), The most striking morphological character, which is always seen in Asiatic lions, and rarely in African lions, is a longitudinal fold of skin running along its belly. Asiatic lions are slightly smaller than African lions. Adult males weigh 160 to 190 kg (350 to 420 lb), while females weigh 110 to 120 kg (240 to 260 lb). The height at the shoulders is about 3.5 ft (110 cm). The record total length of a male Asiatic lion is 2.92 m (115 in) including the tail.

Painted with watercolors,  chalk and pencil by Juan Bosco.

Signed: Juan Bosco JB

Ashurbanipal hunting lions: Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, gypsum hall relief from the North Palace, Ninevah, c. 645-635 B.C.E., excavated by H. Rassam beginning in 1853 (British Museum)

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris






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