University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C87
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Beijing
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Section:Asian
Materials:Dolomite
Limestone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Male Fu Dog
Credit Line:Purchased form Yamanaka & Company, 1915
Other NumberGETZ 14 - Other Number

Description

Stone fu dog or lion from entrance to the imperial gate, Beijing. Conventional Ming type. Grinning mouth, curled mane, brocaded collar with bell and tassels; right paw on a brocaded ball. Carved in one piece with the pedestal which is an oblong block with carved recesses on each side.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Sharpe Circle / Trescher Entrance Renovation (2002)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180 no.14View Objects cited in this Publication

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