Sculptures of lion on both sides of stairs entrance of brown stone building on Washington Square Park NYC.
Sculptures of lion are among the most popular decorative adornments of buildings.
The iconic emblem of the majestic lion head that adorns front doors and other decorative elements, both interior and exterior. Not only does this emblem carry a sense of aristocratic grandeur but a timeless appeal.
Lions have long been a symbol of royalty and nobility, an image many of the newly minted American upper class was eager to adopt. But the expressions on the lion's faces say a lot. "If they are roaring, they are seen as a symbol of power, prestige, or courage,"