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Winged lion frieze
Winged lion frieze
Winged lion frieze, 1931
Architect Rodney Alsop was inspired in his decoration of Winthrop Hall by a number of buildings he came across in his travels through Mediterranean countries. The design of the frieze consists of alternating motifs of two winged lions facing a musical instrument resembling a lyre. The tails of the lions differ slightly from each other so that the overall effect is not one of exact repetition.

Rodney Alsop, architect
Winthrop Hall

Caption: Robyn Taylor
Photo: Carol McGrath, UWA Friends of the Grounds 2009 photographic competition