Chinese or Imperial guardian lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament. Typically . Lions seemed appropriately regal beasts to guard the emperor's gates and have been used as such since. There are various styles of guardian.
The Jin dynasty or the Jin Empire was a Chinese dynasty traditionally dated from to .. Celadon lion-shaped bixie, Western Jin, – CE. Celadon.
May 5, Golden Lions, The Forbidden City - Ancient Chinese Emperor's Palace, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
The Pekingese dog was bred by Chinese emperors to resemble guardian lions. The Peke almost died out with the fall of Qing Dynasty in
CHINESE. LION. DANCE. Skilled dancers from Xiliang, Persian masks and lion live lions presented to the Chinese Emperor by Central Asian ambassadors.