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Statue

Object Number:
C433
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Henan
Period:
Wei Dynasty
Date Made:
Wei Dynasty- Late 6th Century
Early Date:
386
Late Date:
599
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Fu Lion
Description:
Stone fu lion. Weathered grey limestone. Companion to C432 and similar to it but the legs are shorter, the chest broader and lower and the neck not so much arched; ears laid back; the spirit of ferocity not quite so well expressed. 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 C. T. Loo

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[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: Pg. 12 Fig. 4
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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 114
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[Article] 1924. Chinese Sculpture. The Museum Journal. Volume XV (No. 4): 258-287. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 266, plate VIII
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