University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C86
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Beijing
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Section:Asian
Materials:Dolomite
Limestone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Fu Dog
Fu Lion
Height: 137cm
Credit Line:Purchased form Yamanaka & Company, 1915
Other NumberGETZ 14 - Other Number

Description

Stone female fu dog or lion from entrance to the imperial gate, Beijing. Conventional Ming type. Grinning mouth, curled mane, brocaded collar with bell and tassels. The left paw rests upon her cub which lies on its back. Carved in one piece with the pedestal which is an oblong block with carved recesses on each side.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Sharpe Circle / Trescher Entrance Renovation (2002)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 180 no/14View Objects related to this Bibliographic Reference

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