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Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions

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Often referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone sentinels are iconic gatekeepers seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they are made from durable materials like bronze or stone and are presented in pairs to flank either side of a threshold. While their decoration style varies by culture and religion, handsomely carved and highly detailed pairs were universally indicative of power; initially reserved for temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families. This specific pair is depicted standing on all fours, having curled manes and tails, each with teeth bared—mouths slightly open showing their tongues—draped in a decorative banner and adorned with bells below their necks.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 32 in. x W 43 in. x D 13 in.H 81.28 cm x W 109.22 cm x D 33.02 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    16M01009
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU88644271283
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