Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lions, often miscalled "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in imperial China. Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi , from the Chinese shí shī ( Chinese : 石獅 ; pinyin : shíshī ; literally: "stone lion "), which refers specifically to …
Han Dynasty Pair Cast Metal Bronze Temple Guardian Shi Shi Stone Lion Foo Dogs
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Chinese Foo Dog Statues Chinese foo dog, foo lion, or guardian lion statues can often be seen in pairs guarding the entrance to a household, or as small figures within the interior of a room. Foo dogs are inspired by the majestic lion, but were often compared to the lion-like appearing dog breeds: Chow-Chow and Shih Tzu.
Lions, like those other sacred protectors, dragons, appear in all sorts of Asian antiques, including paired statuettes made of jade, marble, porcelain, bronze, and ivory; in paintings and scrolls; in jewelry, netsuke, and belts; and on snuff bottles, vases, plates, and bowls.
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Han Dynasty Pair Cast Metal Bronze Temple Guardian Shi Shi Stone Lion Foo Dogs ☯️Foo dogs are actually lions. Han Dynasty Shi Shi Lions Imperial Guardian Bronze or Foo Dogs. ☯️Each detail of the foo dog is symbolic.
Antique Walking Stick With Foo Lion Handle , Unscrews With Measuring Stick, Wooden Bamboo Form Barkus Farm Antiques, Collectibles and Fine Art $785 USD REDUCED
Find this Pin and more on Chinese japanese lion/ temple dogs. Foo- & shishi. by Jon Graham . 34×24 cm (13.39 x 9.45 in), Signature, Porcelain, good condition, 1700, Exceptional piece Label found in the base indicates that it is a glass of the period of the Qing Dynasty (seventeenth to nineteenth century) belonging to Green Family.