Large Figure of a Lion Dog
This guardian lion would likely have been one of a pair placed on either side of a doorway or altar in a Buddhist setting and was used as an incense burner. Flames on the tail, running up his sides, and around his mouth all serve to underscore the magical quality of the beast.
Cloisonné enamel on copper alloy
17 13/16 × 10 1/2 × 25 in., 42 lb. (45.2 × 26.7 × 63.5 cm, 19.05kg) (show scale)
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Gift of Samuel P. Avery
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Large Figure of a Lion Dog, 1662-1722. Cloisonné enamel on copper alloy, 17 13/16 × 10 1/2 × 25 in., 42 lb. (45.2 × 26.7 × 63.5 cm, 19.05kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Samuel P. Avery, 09.542. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 09.542_view2.jpg)
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