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Chinese Carved Stone Garden Guardian Lion

$4,800

About

The features of this stone Foo lion has been softened by being exposed to the elements for many centuries. Still a very handsome sculptural specimen made from carved stone, it is known as Foo Dogs or Fu Dogs in western culture. The lion serves as stone sentinel, an iconic gatekeeper seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbol of protection, lions are made from durable materials, bronze or stone. While their decoration style varies by culture and religion, handsomely carved and highly detailed, the lion is universally indicative of power; initially reserved for temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families. Foo dog, fu dog, fu lions, foo lions. fu lion.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.50 in. (49.53 cm)Width: 10.50 in. (26.67 cm)Depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Style
    Archaistic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    18th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Great Barrington, MA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 230210071stDibs: LU833414787871

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    Ships From: Great Barrington, MA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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