She Xiaojun: SHAANBEI MINSU XIAO SHI SHI. (Small Stone Lions from Northern Shaanxi). Beijing, 2008. 4, 193 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. 26x18 cm. Wrappers.
A copiously-illustrated study of the small carved stone lions found as part of the folk art tradition of northern Shaanxi province in China. The carvings are obviously derived from the more impressive stone and bronze guardian lions found flanking entrance doors to temples and palaces. They serve as guardians against evil spirits. A large selection is shown. In Chinese.
Subjects: Sculpture Folk Art
Available, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 229 in printed List 191.
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