What I love about this vintage carved lion is its very long tongue! It's made of bone and painted with a red stripe down the middle, then framed by bone fangs on either side--making for quite a dramatic portrayal of a creature on the prowl! The eyes are bone too, and the rest of it carved of ebony. Made it in Africa I believe and probably at least a few decades old.
Overall good condition. There are a couple of splits/scrapes on the surface of its back, as pictured. 9" long x 4 1/4" tall x 2" wide.