Thanks for your browse! I’m glad to introduce this , Lovely bronze figure of an oriental. High collection or as a gift to your friend! This chinese bronze Excellent oriental work of art that is perfect to be used as a decorative item in your home. In good overall condition but the verdigris bronze is slightly rubbed/marked in places – please study photos. Size: Approximately Height 20CM. Pair Bronze Foo Dogs Statues. Chinese guardian lions, also called Fu (Foo) Lions, lions of Buddha, or sometimes stone lions (, Pinyin: Shísh) in Chinese art, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China, which is believed to have powerful mythic protective powers that has traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples, emperors’ tombs, government offices, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), until the end of the empire in 1911. Lions of Fo are always created in pairs, with the male playing with a ball and the female with a cub. They occur in many types of Chinese pottery and in Western imitations. Pairs of Chinese guardian lions, also called Chinese stone lions are still common decorative and symbolic elements at the entrances to restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other structures, with one sitting on each side of the entrance, in China and in other places around the world where the Chinese people have immigrated and settled, especially in local Chinatowns. In Tibet, the guardian lion is known as a Snow Lion and similar to Japanese shishi. In Myanmar they are called Chinthe and gave their name to the World War II Chindit soldiers. Also note that monitor settings may vary from computer to computer and may distort actual colors. Please feel free to contact me if any question, comments or queries you may have. The item “Large Pair Bronze Chinese Lion Foo Dog Statue Figure Sculpture Gold-Color H20CM” is in sale since Tuesday, September 3, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “yx-auspicious” and is located in beijing. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Original/Repro: Antique Original
- Theme: Animal
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Age: 1900-1940