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Taliesin House exteriors

Gabby Abbot | Nov 14, 2018

5. Fu Lions traditionally guarded the entry to Buddhist temples in China and Japan, warding off evil and protecting the sacred precincts, and Wright may well have intended them as guardians when he placed them at the entry of Taliesin. It is not known when they were purchased, but Chinese newspapers found within the pieces during conservation
suggest a post-1940 date. This is the male
of the bronze pair.