The Wall Painting "Lion" forms a pair with the Wall Painting "Wild Elephants". The Meissen porcelain painter Detlef Ritter first travelled to Africa in 1994. Inspired by Africa's intoxicating chromatic splendour, in 2019 the artist commenced work on his series of wall paintings "Animals of Africa", creating a form of decoration never before seen at the Manufactory. As a Limited Masterwork, the Wall Painting "Lion" is limited to 15 pieces. The exceedingly lifelike rendition of the scene allows the observer to veritably sense both the lion's majestic poise and the heat that lies over the seemingly endless landscape.