Other Tang dynasty marble figures of lions include one, also approximately half the size of the present, and with a similar mane, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (acc. no. 50.145.330); another, slightly taller than the present, in the collection of the British Museum, London (coll. no. 1910,0418.13); a pair from a European collection sold in our London rooms, 14th May 2014, lot 99; another pair, which like the present example show the animals with one of the legs raised, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 4th April 2017, lot 3062; and a massive marble lion from the Robert Ellsworth Collection, sold at Christie's New York, 17th March 2015, lot 16.
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