Zhang Fei Lion Figurine – Black (SH033B)
The Black Lion: Zhang Fei Lion
This miniature figure represents the Zhang Fei Lion, named after the youngest of the three brothers from the classic Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It has a black based face and black fur. Zhang Fei had a quick temper and loved to fight. Hence, the Zhang Fei Lion is also known as the “Fighting Lion.”
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.
In real-life, the Black Lion is generally used by Lion Dance troupes that are just starting out.
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: SH033B
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 black-yellow costume with 2 performers underneath (not detachable)