Giant Incense Burner MG_2326

Bronze Lion in front of Imperial Palace and other government buildings are common representation of strength as they were believed to have powerful protective benefits. The male in this photo with his paw upon a ball depicts supremacy over the world and the female, not photographed here, but at a different venue, restraining a cub on his back represents nurture.

Chinese Garden Lion- Forbidden City, Beijing MG_2310

This large Copper Bowl was used to fill up with water for conservation and other usage.

Copper Bowl- Forbidden City, Beijing MG_2342

Giant Incense Burner

Giant Incense Burner Forbidden City, Beijing MG_2326

Sundial used in Pre-modern China to tell the time by measuring the shadow cast by the sun.

Sundial- Forbidden City, Beijing MG_2332

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