A lion and four millet stems

Origin: Uzitta
Dating: First half of III century A.D. 
Materials: Marble, limestone

A mosaic panel representing a lion with a human-featured head. The big cat is depicted in profile while surrounded by four millet stems; two on each side, which constitutes the emblem of the sodality of the leontii. The following text can be read on the top: O leo praesumsisti, expedisti dedicasti. This is intended to pay tribute to a member of the sodality; probably to the one who built the Thermae where this mosaic panel was laid and discovered and where meetings of the leontii would be held.