|Current Location||Collections Storage|
|Culture||Japanese | Buddhist|
|Date Made||16th Century - 17th Century|
One of a pair of wooden painted temple lions (shishi). These lions are frequently found guarding the doors to temples. The lion, an important symbol of the Buddha, was not native to either China or Japan. Consequently, the shishi found in both China and Japan take on a dog-like appearance.Thorn on head.
|Credit Line||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
|Other Number||25-1963-2 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Number|
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