Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries
From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Curatorial Section: Asian
|Asia Galleries - On Display
|Chinese | Buddhist
|China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
|Northern Qi Dynasty
|550 - 577 CE
|Limestone (uncertain) | Marble (uncertain) (Stone)
Carved stone sculpture of seated lion on a stone base with an open mouth. The mane, tail, beard and curly hair on the haunches are carved in low relief. Originally part of a pair, this lion would have been placed along the entrance to a tomb as a guardian or as a protector at the gate of a temple.
|Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1925
|Getz 26 - Other Number
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