Guardian Lions in Hainan (1)
This page shows a few stone lions taken at random in Haikou and Sanya. While all are orthodox in posture and (with the exception of the second) have similar accoutrements, they are interesting for the variety in treatment, particularly in the brows, mane, and ears. Male is on the right.
This pair with typical manicured manes was photographed outside a small hotel. The lions' accoutrements are treated in some detail. Instead of the usual lion face holding a bell in its jaws, the lions' chests feature two lions supporting a ball.
This pair was found outside a set of shops. Both lions have pearls in their mouths.
Outside a hotel in Sanya. Both lions have pearls in their mouths. This is one of the relatively rare cases where the male is shown as anatomically male.
Guardian Lions in Hainan (1) Haikou and Sanya
Guardian Lions in Hainan (2) Qionghai and Haikou
Guardian Lions in Hainan (3) Haikou
Some Slightly Different Guardian Lions Tibetan, Vietnamese, MingSome Western-influenced Guardian Lions in China
Links to sites about guardian lions on the Internet.