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Object Number:C87
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Iconography:Fu Lion
Fu Dog
Credit Line:Purchased from Yamanaka & Company, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 14 - Other Number
0813.F - Other Number


Stone male fu dog or lion from entrance to the imperial gate, Beijing. Conventional Ming type. Grinning mouth, curled mane, brocaded collar with bell and tassels. His right paw rests upon a brocaded ball. 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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