Tomb Door Lintel
Door lintel ornamented with surface engraving, the background cut away, showing two animated phoenix-like birds, with swirling plumage, flanking a stylized sacred jewel surrounded with flames and lotus pods and leaves. On each door in high relief is a standing guardian figure wearing simple robes and leather cuirass, and a cap with a flat piece of jade thrust through it. Below each guardian is a seated dog executed in simple incised lines and facing the dog on the other door.Grey limestone.
Exchange with Yamanaka & Co.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 21, Fig. 17
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1940. The Doors of the Waiting Dogs ( 6th Century Tomb Doors). The University Museum Bulletin. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: 6-9, pl.2.
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