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The Gate of Supreme Harmony, Ancient Bronze lions 太和门古青铜狮 (379)
Beijing

太和门古铜狮子:

      太和门前广场有一对大铜狮子,是清乾隆年间铸造的。是故宫最大的一对古铜狮,高2.36米,前后长2.4米,宽0.7米,基座2.04米,总高4.4米。铜狮成双成对,东为雄、西是雌。

      太和门西侧的雌师,其左前爪正在逗弄幼崽,幼狮仰面朝天,口含雌师爪尖,十分有趣,寓意子嗣昌盛。东侧的雄狮的右前爪下,是一个缠绕绶带的绣球,其象征着统一寰宇。古铜狮的须弥座的铜雕花纹也繁缛细腻。

      这对大铜狮子雕塑是故宫皇权至高无上的象征,它负责镇守皇宫,避邪驱恶。同时也显示出清朝铜铸造工艺的高超水准,亦是清代古狮雕刻艺术中的杰出作品。

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Uploaded: 08/01/2014
Updated: 08/08/2014
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