16 July 2016

A 'Lion head left profile bust' sculpture from The Old Route 66 Zoo

A 'Lion head left profile bust' sculpture from The Old Route 66 Zoo
Stacy Dodd and Rod Weber find, near Joplin, Missouri, site #23JP1222

Illustration of the interpreted feline head features


Another 'lion head' sculpture from The Old Route 66 Zoo site featured earlier on this blog.

3 comments:

  1. Where would they have seen a lion? How about a bear or other North American mammal?

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    1. The American lion, pantera leo atrox, was the largest cat in the world and lived in North America until 11,000 years ago. There are many examples these lion head sculptures, it is a portable rock art motif in North America.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_lion

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  2. The American lion, pantera leo atrox, was the largest cat in the world and lived in North America until 11,000 years ago. There are many examples these lion head sculptures, it is a portable rock art motif in North America.

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