The prototype of Chinese bronze lion may be a real lion. The formation of lion sculpture may be related to the early introduction of Buddhism into China. It is said that when Sakyamuni Buddha was born, he pointed to the sky and the earth with one hand as the roar of the lion: "the sky and the world, I am the only one.". Some people think that "Buddha is the lion among men". It is said that the lion brave spirit is the mount of Manjusri Bodhisattva, which is regarded as the "auspicious animal" with noble dignity and has the function of protecting the law and eliminating evil spirits. So the lion is considered to be a kind of majestic and auspicious animal, so it's not surprising to shape the lion sculpture. Lions are adored in the West as well. Lion shape is often used as decoration to keep away evil spirits. Among them, the copper lion cast by HSBC is the most famous. Lion sculptures or patterns are not rare. The common patterns in western architectural decoration may play a more similar role to the Chinese exorcism.
Hebei HSBC copper carving handicraft factory is a professional sculpture handicraft factory. The copper carving crafts produced are beautiful in art and vivid in form. Whether the pattern design in the early stage or the production in the later stage is perfect, they all show their professional and intention.