Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chinese Guardian Lion


This is one of two large stone Chinese lions that now stand guard outside the Royal Ontario Museum on Queen's Park. The 17th century lions were originally obtained by the museum in 1923 and have been installed in various locations both inside and outside the building but hopefully are now settled for good!

10 comments:

Regina K said...

Wonderful details on this sculpture.

sophie said...
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Jack said...

I believe this lion has indigestion, Redpat. His disposition is not very happy! (Nice composition and the B+W works here.)

Sharon said...

It's about time they settle down in one spot! :-)

Randy said...

Nice statue. When I was a kid they used to scare me.

LĂșcia said...

I love these guardians!
I was afraid of them when I was a kid too... :D

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Grrrrr! Looks a bit like my bulldog Winston!!

JM said...

Love old chinese lions, they always look so... powerful.

EG Wow said...

He looks a bit scary to me. I promise I WILL behave, really I will. :)

Montreal Photo Daily said...

Maybe the folks at the ROM should check with Feng Shui experts first?