Lions and leopards are found throughout the country.
This represents two lions confronted, resting their front legs on a low altar-like structure on which is a pillar which stands between them.
Perhaps the earliest known instance of his prominent appearance of large size in the sculptures of the temples is under Tahraka, at Jebel Barkal, Nubia, at the beginning of the 7th century B.C. As the protector of children and others he is the enemy of noxious beasts, such as lions, crocodiles, serpents and scorpions.
I think someone forgot to tell the mountain lions where the borders were.