Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues

Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues

Ref: AR3815

These very early foo dogs (or lions) were hand carved as architectural elements and retain the structural extensions on the rectangular plinths. Fashioned with one holding a pup and the other, an orb, they do display the wear of centuries of outdoor exposure. Of course, they could be remounted as part of a building structure, but would also be wonderful at an entryway or in a garden.

c. 1690
W 8.5 D 25.5 H 31 in.
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