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唐 鎏金銅獅
Standing Lion

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze with traces of gilding
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This regal lion, who steps on lotus blossoms atop an altar table, may have served as the mount for a figure of the bodhisattva Manjushri, the Buddhist embodiment of transcendent wisdom.
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