The lion weighs more than seven tons and stood at the Knidos harbor entrance in southwest Turkey. It’s dated from 370 B.C. to 2 B. C., folks disagree as well they should because no one truly knows, do they? Not knowing doesn’t take away from the lion, it’s still imposing.
A vessel called a ciborium, from about 1215-1230, Limoges, France. While it looks like a drinking vessel, the note said it was for holding the “consecrated host” or the bread during Holy Communion. The writing on the edge is Kufic or Arabic and shows the Islamic influence.