University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:C86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Iconography:Fu Dog
Fu Lion
Height: 137 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Yamanaka & Company, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 14 - Other Number
0813.F - Other Number


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
Penn Museum Courtyards and Architectural Sculptures (2002) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 180 no/14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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