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Object Number: C445
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Han Dynasty (uncertain)
Northern Qi Dynasty (uncertain)
Eastern Wei Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: Han - C. 525
Early Date: -206
Late Date: 545
Materials:Limestone (uncertain)
Marble (uncertain) (Stone)
Credit Line:Purchased from A. G. Worch, 1925
Other NumberGETZ 26 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 241 fig. 28View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 2View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1) : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert, in 1938. Chinesische Plastik. Volume 14.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. The Sculpture. The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. 68 (394): 22-30. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II, Fig. CView Objects cited in this Publication
[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 6View Objects cited in this Publication
[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)View Objects cited in this Publication
[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 191View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 41 or 46, Figure 1View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 185View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bishop, Charles W. 1916. Notes on Chinese Statuary. The Museum Journal. Volume VII (No. 3): 152-177. : Page/Fig./Plate: 162, 162,figure 164View Objects cited in this Publication

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