Guardians of the Gates

Relief Door Knockers

Relief Door Knockers
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Loc.: Jianhu People's Park, Urumqi, Xinjang Autonomous Province, China. Date: 14 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: The park gate, a pair of brass relief lion heads holding door knocker rings, acts as a decor and protector of the large red doors
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Loc.: Red Hill Park. Urumqi, Xinjang Autonomous Province, China. Date: 14 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: The gate to the temple on Red Hill, a pair of brass relief heads without door knocker rings. I am still researching if this image represents a tiger, lion or cat.
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Loc.: Big Goose Pagoda. Xian, China. Date: 15 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: The gate to the Big Goose Pagoda, a pair of brass relief lion heads with door knocker rings.
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Loc.: Big Goose Pagoda. Xian, China. Date: 15 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: The gate to the Big Goose Pagoda, a pair of brass relief lion heads with door knocker rings.
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Loc.: Xian Muzium, China. Date: 14 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: A pair of brass relief heads with door knocker rings. Tang Dynasty.
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Loc.: Tibetan Kumbun Monastary, Xining, Qinghai Province, China. Date: 23 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: Notice the two plain semi-circular metal disks on the door? The Tibetan guardians are designed onto the top cross beam and the two side pillars of the door-way.

Door Gardians Paintings
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Door_god

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Loc.: On top of the Eastern Gate in the Western Great Wall Fort in Jiayuguan, Gansu Province, China. Date: 22 September 2008

Photo: Ooi Chooi Seng
Note: Painted Door Gardians and Lions.