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Porcelain with overglaze enamel decoration
Overall: 45.2 cm (17 13/16 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Worcester R. Warner for the Worcester R. Warner Collection 1930.643.b
This porcelain lion is a pair with 1930.642. This lion holding a ball is considered male, while the nurturing female is depicted with a cub. Guardian lions were traditionally placed in front of buildings to protect from harmful spiritual or human forces.
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