Sunday, October 2, 2022

Guardian Lion


 This is one of a pair of marble Chinese guardian lions that are found outside one of the entrances to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). They are from the 17th century and were obtained by the ROM in 1923. This one looks quite fierce.

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Rather formidable.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei de ver esta bela fotografia.
Um abraço e tenha um bom Domingo.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Andy said...

Certainly not the pretties of faces. =^..^=

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Scary looking statue.

Stefan Jansson said...

A bit scary looking it is.

Lea said...

Guarding all the treasures within!
Have a blessed day!

Sharon said...

Chinese lions tend to look a lot more fierce than African lions. They look like they are about to pounce on you.

Anvilcloud said...

I thought it might be Chinese because I have seen them elsewhere. I didn't know it was at The ROM and had been there for 100 years.

s.c said...

Certainly a fierce guard.

Taken For Granted said...

Chinese guardian lions are always fierce. How interesting they should be guarding the ROM.

Bill said...

He looka tough and mean, a scary beast.

roentare said...

The statue frightens off the ghostly beings and evil spirits. The status of the lion is apparently revealed in their claw sculptures.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like a grumpy lion to me!

Catalyst said...

I love guardian lions. Thanks for that.

Laura. M said...

Bien defiende el lugar :))
Un abrazo.

Iris Flavia said...

Henry says hi :-)