- Tang dynasty (618–907)
- 8th century
- Bronze with traces of gilding
- H. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
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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.