Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model
Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model

Chinese Shanxi Province Poplar Foo Dog Model

Ref: D0536

This interesting hand carving depicts a foo lion (or dog) catching a snake; as the foo figure is a protective symbol, keeping evil influences from the home, palace or temple. This is an unusually whimsical depiction, showing great animation. It would make a curious accessory as a piece of sculpture, but would also be clever set into a garden wall.

c. 1640
W 23 D 9 H 11 in.
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