Guardian Lions in Hainan (2)
The first two examples below differ from orthodox styles in several ways, most notably in the posture. Both have a lively posture with the head tilted to the side and facing upwards. They are also unorthodox in the way that the male and female are differentiated.
Lecheng, Qionghai, Hainan
Both male and female have a ball under their front paw. The difference between them is that the female has a cub in front of her; the male has money threaded on a cord.
(This temple originally had a pair of Ming lions, of which one still survives. See A Couple of Slightly Different Stone Lions.)
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.