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.
This large Copper Bowl was used to fill up with water for conservation and other usage.
Giant Incense Burner
Sundial used in Pre-modern China to tell the time by measuring the shadow cast by the sun.