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六朝 鎏金銅獅(造像殘件)
Seated Lion from an Altarpiece

Period:
Six Dynasties (220–589)
Date:
6th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Bronze with traces of gilding
Dimensions:
H. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); W. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.32
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This noble lion may have been one of a pair flanking a Buddhist deity.
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