Foo Dog sculpture Female – larger than life-size, gold leaf finish.
Also available in roman stone finish
Guardian Lion info:-
- Chinese guardian lions male and female cultural Buddhist icons.
- Also popular in other parts of Asia including Japan, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sir Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan and Singapore.
- Chinese mythology motifs – one of the twelve totem creatures
- Typically made of stone – Chinese architectural ornament
- Known in colloquial English as lion dogs or foo dogs.
- Highly stylised lions – Male – with a ball and female with a cub. The lions are usually depicted in pairs. When used as statuary the pair would consist of a male leaning his paw upon an embroidered ball (in imperial contexts, representing supremacy over the world) and a female restraining a playful cub that is on its back (representing nurture)- (ref: Wikipedia)
- Traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government office, temples and homes of government officials and the wealthy.
- Believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits to ward off harmful spiritual influences and harmful people that might be a threat.
Also available – larger than life-size lion – in a resting pose