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Large Figure of a Lion Dog

Asian Art

On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
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.
MEDIUM Cloisonné enamel on copper alloy
DATES 1662-1722
DYNASTY Qing Dynasty
PERIOD Kangxi Era
DIMENSIONS 17 13/16 × 10 1/2 × 25 in., 42 lb. (45.2 × 26.7 × 63.5 cm, 19.05kg)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
EXHIBITIONS
ACCESSION NUMBER 09.542
CREDIT LINE Gift of Samuel P. Avery
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION 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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