© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Leopard as fountain figure

A water jet used to come out of the leopard's mouth, which was supplied by a basin inside the building. This leopard fountain on the building's west side corresponds another one on the east side.

© Photo: Haupt & Binder

Qasr al-Abd

The Hellenistic palace from the 2nd cent. BC with life-size lion reliefs and leopard fountains is an architectural monument of unique character in Jordan.

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