Guan Yu Lion Figurine – Red (SH033R)
The Red Lion: Guan Yu Lion
This miniature figure represents the Guan Yu Lion, named after the second brother from the classic Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Guan Yu is also revered as Guan Gong (Kwan Kung in Cantonese). It has a red based face and red fur, and is generally used the most often in performances.
Traditionally, the lions in different coloured costumes were meant to personify historic characters from Romance of the Three Kingdoms- namely Liu Bei and his five tiger generals, Guan Yu, Zhang Fei, Zhao Yun, Huang Zhong and Ma Chao.
A Lion Dance is traditionally performed during Chinese New Year and other auspicious events. Each lion is played by two people. The front performer controls the lion’s head, eyelids, ears and mouth, whilst the back performer controls its tail and bends forward to form the back of the lion.
PRODUCT CODE: SH033R
SCALE: 1/26 scale but compatible with most 1/30 scale set ups; approx. 950mm (L) by 65mm (H)
MATERIALS: Hand-painted solid metal alloy
PACKAGING: Printed box with protective foam and card insert with character description and limited edition number
INCLUDES: 1 lion in red-yellow costume with 2 performers underneath (not detachable)