Celadon Karashishi (Chinese lion-dog)
In Japan, the motif of the mythical lion-dog became prevalent after the twelfth century, when it was introduced from China. This image is often associated with both Buddhist and secular meanings. For instance, the Buddhist dharma (teaching) is often likened to the roar of a lion.
White porcelain with celadon glaze (Nabeshima ware)
late 18th-early 19th century
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Gift of the Guennol Collection
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Celadon Karashishi (Chinese lion-dog), late 18th-early 19th century. White porcelain with celadon glaze (Nabeshima ware), 10 3/8 x 17 1/2in. (26.4 x 44.5cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Guennol Collection, 1999.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CONS.1999.70_1999_xrs_detail01.jpg)
xray, detail, CONS.1999.70_1999_xrs_detail01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1999
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