Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C445
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Hebei | Xiangtangshan
Period Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made 550 - 577 CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone (uncertain) | Marble (uncertain) (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Lion

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.

Credit Line Purchased from Worch of Paris, 1925
Other Number Getz 26 - Other Number

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