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Guardian Lion (Male) Guardian Lion (Male)

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Field Museum

Statues of guardian lions traditionally stood in front of Chinese imperial buildings and temples, as well as the homes of government officials and the wealthy, and were believed to provide powerful protection. Here, the female nurtures a cub under her left paw.

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  • Title: Guardian Lion (Male) Guardian Lion (Male)
  • Location: China
  • Type: Artefact
  • Contributor: John Weinstein : The Field Museum of Natural History
  • Rights: (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC

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