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The Lion Hunt by Horace Vernet

The Lion Hunt-1836 In the painting you can see the Arab hunters fighting with the lions. They are using the simple tools of spears, knives and the more advanced rifles to fight. Even though the hunters have the advantages of a horse and camel it should remembered that lions have cunning and mobility that makes them difficult to defeat. One man is on the ground already suffering from their defense. The cubs are being taken for market fetching a high price during this time. The fur is likely to be made into clothing, rugs or other items.  The lion in religion and literature is an important creature of nobility. They are seen as have courage, willing to fight, truth seekers, and able to stand within a group or alone. They are seen as a creature with intelligence and lightning strength. To be lionhearted is to be brave and courageous.   It is this noble perception that has maintained human interest and fascination from the very beginning of time.  Lions have been an importan