Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
Antique Islamic Iron Lock in form of a reclining Lion, Ottoman style with gold arabesque markings, ca. late 19th - early 20th Century. 3 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 5". In excellent condition. Pleasing smile with tail curled over back. Original key included. According to History of Keys, history of mechanical locks started over 6 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt, where locksmith first managed to create simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood...