Pair of Chinese Buddhist Carved Stone Guardian Lions from the Ming Dynasty For Sale
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Pair of Chinese Buddhist Carved Stone Guardian Lions from the Ming Dynasty


A pair of Chinese Buddhist carved stone lions from the Ming dynasty. Sitting on their hind legs on a rectangular platform, the stylized lions are -hand-carved out of a rectangular block with a few anatomical details such as tail and paws. Each presents a similar face with large bulging eyes and a flat prominent snout above a large row of fangs, the lips drawn back in a grin. Decorative carvings adorn the cheeks and foreheads of these ancient guardian lions nicely weathered by the centuries, placed at the gateways of temples to ward off evil spirits. This 17th century pair of Chinese Buddhist carved stone lions could serve a similar purpose or just work as inspirational accent pieces in any home.


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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    17th Century
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    There appear to be losses and recarving on the faces around the jaw and teeth
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 32 in. x W 32 in. x D 21 in.H 81.28 cm x W 81.28 cm x D 53.34 cm
  • Seller Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
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