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Object Number:C445
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Hebei
Xiangtangshan
Period: Northern Qi Dynasty
Date Made: 550 - 577 CE
Early Date: 550
Late Date: 577
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone (uncertain)
Marble (uncertain) (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Lion
Credit Line:Purchased from A. G. Worch, 1925
Other Number:GETZ 26 - Other Number

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Tsiang, Katherine R. 2010. Echoes of the past : the Buddhist cave temples of Xiangtangshan.. Chicago. The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 241 fig. 28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 2View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 01 Jan 1939. "Chinese Art at the University Museum". Parnassus. Vol. 11. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 7-11View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bachhofer, Ludwig. 1938. "Zur Geschichte der chinesischen Plastik vom VIII-XIV Jahrhundert". Chinesische Plastik. Berlin. Ostasiatische Zeitschrift. Vol. 14. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1936. "The Sculpture". The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs. London. Vol. 68. no. 394. pg. 22-30 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II, Fig. CView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1935. "The Museum's Loan to Burlington House ( for International Exhibition of Chinese Art held in London 1935-36)". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 6. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art.. London. Royal Academy of Arts. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 213, No. 2493; Pg. 230, 2493 (illustration)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 191View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ashton, Leigh. 1924. An Introduction to the Study of Chinese Sculpture.. London. E. Benn, Ltd. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate 41 or 46, Figure 1View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1917. The University Museum Section of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 185View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bishop, Carl W. 1916. "Notes on Chinese Statuary". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. VII. no. No. 3. pg. 152-177 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 162, 162,figure 164View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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