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Object Number:C657
Current Location: China & Japan Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Hebei
Neiqiu County
Period: Han Dynasty
Date Made: ca. 200 CE
Early Date: 200
Late Date: ca. 200 CE
Section:Asian
Materials:Stone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Winged Lion
Length: 2.13 m
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1927

Description

One of a pair of colossal stone winged lions (C656 and C657). Female. The decorative treatment of the bulging chest differentiates the female, which has curved lines that run horizontally like jewelry, from the male, which has lines that run vertically from the neck down. Unlike the male, the female has two horns.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Smith, Adam D. & Qin, Zhongpei. 2017. Marking the Spirit Road: Funerary Stone Sculpture in China. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 59 (3)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Till, Barry. 1980. Some Observations on Stone Winged Chimeras at Ancient Tomb Sites. Artibus Asiae. 42 (4): pp. 261-281.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1939. Chinese Art at the University Museum. Parnassus. 11 (1)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] March, Benjamin. 1929. China and Japan in our Museums.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Siren, Osvald. 1928. Winged Chimeras in Early Chinese Art. Eastern Art. Volume I (No. 2): 86-96.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fernald, Helen E. 1927. Two Colossal Stone Chimeras from A Chinese Tomb. The Museum Journal. Volume XVIII (No. 2): 159-173.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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