Exquisite Yet Fierce - Medieval Lion T-Shirt by The Arabesque

Exquisite Yet Fierce - Medieval Lion T-Shirt by The Arabesque


When you know you are absolutely exquisite yet completely fierce this t-shirt is for you. Unleash your inner lion or lioness with this beautiful 13th century medieval Seljuk motif which originally appeared on a ceramic plate. The Arabesque wanted to capture the beauty of that magnificent historic work of art and bring it to our customers with this one-of-a-kind t-shirt. We coupled that historic motif with the words of one of the most famous poets of the classical Arabic world, al-Mutanabbi. In his verse, written in a kufic style script surrounding the lion motif, he says humorously, "When you see the teeth of the lion protruding, do not assume that the lion is smiling." This t-shirt was designed for all of us who strive to be exquisite, positive, and beautiful to all yet in our journeys, goals, and endeavours are as fierce as a lion. This t-shirt is perfect for historians, history lovers, cat lovers, medievalists, artists, lion lovers, safari goers, and just all around magnificent people young and old. Designed and sold exclusively by The Arabesque.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

5-7 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes. We can gift wrap your purchase for an additional $10.00 service charge. Your gift wrapping is guaranteed to be unique and one of a kind. We use a variety of paper, ribbon, and decorative embellishments to create a very elegant gift wrap. Just let us know in a note at checkout that you would like your gift wrapped and we will create a gift wrapping listing for you in order to bill you for the service.

Custom and personalized orders

We are committed to providing our customers with well thought of and exceptionally made custom and personalized orders. Scroll through our website and our custom products section to get an idea of what you'd like. Anything you see on our website can be reproduced in larger or smaller sizes. We can also make things in the colors that suit you. Contact us and we will get back to you with an idea and proofs that will give you a good idea about what your project will look like.

Wholesale availability

Yes. Wholesale ordering is available. If you need a certain item or design in wholesale quantity we will certainly do that for you with competitive pricing. Please contact us for further details.

Payment options

When you buy through our Etsy shop or at www.thearabesque.com you will be directed to make an Etsy account. Etsy provides a secure platform for checkout and payment and accepts all major credit cards and Paypal. You now also have the option of checking out as a guest.

Reviews (6)


There was a problem with my order and they were great about reaching out to me and getting it corrected. The T-shirt is amazing.

Interesting to find this T-shirt with the words I wanted but in Sanskrit

Love it. Bold and beautiful in purple.

Lovely design and outstanding quality material and printing.

Lovely design and outstanding quality material and printing.

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