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Altarpiece - Guardian Lion (right)

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Late nineteenth century, excavated in the vicinity of the Zhaozhou Bridge, Hebei, China. Duan Fang (b. 1861- d. 1911), China. By 1945, Charles Rutherston, England; 1945, Mrs. Christopher Powell and Mrs. Charles Rutherston; 1947, sold by Mrs. Christopher Powell and Mrs. Charles Rutherston to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 9, 1947)

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Edward Jackson Holmes in memory of his mother, Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

Chinese, Sui dynasty, 13th year of the Kaihuang era, dated A.D. 593


Overall: 9 x 7.2 x 4.3 cm (3 9/16 x 2 13/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

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Lost-wax cast bronze with inscription