Figure 1. The Cangzhou Lion, photographed by Thomas T. Read at some
time between 1907 and 1910. His caption reads, in part: "It . . . was cast in
953 A.D. in sections, like a concrete building. It was broken, in falling over,
into four separate pieces, one of which, the lower jaw, is lying on the ground,
not visible in the picture, while the head and the `lotus seat' have been
awkwardly propped in place with slabs of stone, so something of the original
appearance has been lost. . . ." (Mining and metallurgy, 1937,
Figure 2. The lion photographed in 1987. Note the modern repair and
the missing lower jaw.
Figure 3.Inside the head, showing more of the modern repairs. Part
of the cast-in wrought iron reinforcement can also be seen extending from the
centre of the photograph to the lower right corner.