Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Henan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C433
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Henan
Period Wei Dynasty
Date Made Wei Dynasty - Late 6th Century CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone
Technique Carved
Iconography Fu Lion

Stone fu lion. Weathered grey limestone. Companion to C432 and similar to it but the legs are shorter, the chest broader and lower and the neck not so much arched. The ears are laid back with the spirit of ferocity not quite so well expressed. 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 C. T. Loo, 1924

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