men hunting lions

Marcantonio Raimondi
Lion Hunt
Bryn Mawr College Collections
The Drexel-Van Pelt Collection

Sarcophagi constitute the most abundant class of surviving ancient sculpture. This engraving presents a scene of a lion hunt, copied from a third-century sarcophagus that was displayed in the forecourt of the Basilica of St. Peter during the 16th century.