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Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 73-17-1A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Tang Dynasty
Date Made Tang Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Bronze
Technique Cast | Gilt
Iconography Lion

Bronze statuette of lion in leaping position. Legs extended. Tail raised and touching lion's back. Curly mane. Hollow body. Large rectangular opening in chest and smaller hole on underside of each front leg. Traces of gilding and green patina as well as beige-brown accretion throughout. Once attached to some object by wooden shaft, remnants of which were found inside the body cavity. Carved rectangular ivory base with four feet and upright attachment.

Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, 1973

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