Giovanni da Gubbio (architect), Lions at the Entrance to Assisi Cathedral

Circa 1140
Cathedral of San Rufino, Assisi, Italy

The west façade has three doors, each flanked by a pair of lions. This is the door on the right. Each lion clutches its prey, although the captured animal on the left has been rendered indistinct by the years of bumps and weathering.

Read more about the lion symbol.

Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.