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Statue

Object Number:
C445
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience:
China
Hebei
Xiangtangshan
Period:
Han Dynasty (uncertain)
Northern Qi Dynasty (uncertain)
Eastern Wei Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made:
Han - C. 525
Early Date:
-206
Late Date:
545
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone (uncertain)
Marble (uncertain) (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Lion
Description:
Carved stone sculpture of seated lion on stone base. Mane, tail, flat beard and curly hair on haunches carved in low relief. Mouth is open. Originally a pair this lion would have been placed along the entrance to a tomb as a guardian or as a protector at the gate to the temple.
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. G. Worch
Other Number:
GETZ 26   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 241 fig. 28
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 2
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11
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[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14.
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[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1935. The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36). The University Museum Bulletin. 6 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 6
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[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 213, No. 2493; Pg. 230, 2493 (illustration)
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[Book] Siren, Osvald. 1925. Chinese sculpture from the fifth to the fourteenth century; over 900 specimens in stone, bronze, lacquer and wood, principally from northern China. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 191
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[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 41 or 46, Figure 1
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[Catalogue] The University Museum. 1917. Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 185
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[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: 162, 162,figure 164
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