Tomb Sculpture


Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Hebei | Neiqiu County

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C657
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China | Hebei | Neiqiu County
Period Han Dynasty
Date Made ca. 200 CE
Section Asian
Materials Stone
Technique Carved
Iconography Winged Lion

One of a pair of colossal stone winged lions (C656 and C657). The decorative treatment of the bulging chest on this piece differentiates it as the female of the pair. It has curved lines that run horizontally like jewelry, unlike the male, which has lines that run vertically from the neck down. The female has two horns while the male has only one..

Length 2.13 m
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1927

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