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Late Ming Dynasty Antique Stone Lions from China, circa 16th-17th Century

$13,500per set
$18,000per set25% Off

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This pair of stone lions comes from China, where it was made during the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Each lion is carved from a massive block of stone and sits on a stand that features lightly carved drapery patterns. The lions are carved in a traditional Ming style, with cloud effect for their mane reminding us of their celestial nature. By tradition the animals face the same direction, in keeping with their role as guardians. These lions where probably placed in front of a temple in order to protect it thanks to their “scary” demeanor. These unusual stone lions made during the late Chinese Ming dynasty would be stunning decorative items in most homes, perhaps guarding an entrance or living room.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 16th-17th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Yonkers, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: YN2129 / FEA Web1stDibs: 1305228639314

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    Ships From: Yonkers, NY
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