Padlock in the form of a lion

The lion, which stands on all four legs with its tail held high, gazes directly in front. In its half-open mouth an incised zigzag line indicates the teeth, while the tongue is slightly protruding. Two incised circles denote the eyes and an undulating line the eyebrows. The ears are modelled as two relief circles. The most characteristic feature of the feline is its luxuriant mane, rendered by incised wavy lines. Oblique incisions indicate the ribs.

On the animal’s chest is an irregular notch for inserting the key. An added bow, which locks when the key is turned, curves from the back of the lion’s neck to near its tail.

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