Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)
Marble statue of a lion, ca. 400-390 BCE. Greek, Classical period. From the Met's description: "Marble statues of lions were sometimes used as tomb monuments or as guardians at both ends of a large tomb façade. Like many classical Greek works of art, this statue was taken to Rome during the imperial period."