Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues
Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues

Pair of Chinese Shanxi Province Stone Foo Dog Statues

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These animal figures are called Fu Lions or Fu or Foo Dogs. They are believed to have powerful, mythical protective powers and traditionally stood guard in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, temples and the homes of the wealthy. This antique pair of foo dogs are carved in opposing seated poses and sit on tall plinths with grinning smiles.

c. 1820
W 18 D 18 H 43 in.
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