A Chinese Qing Dynasty period carved stone foo dog guardian lion from the 19th century, on square base. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this stone sculpture features a guardian lion sitting on a square base. The lion showcases an impressive attitude, as expressed by its open mouth and kinetic pose, which are indeed appropriate for their guardian role.
Its mane is carved with cloudy whirls, reminding us of its celestial aspect and enhancing the dynamism of the statue. In tradition foo dogs lions were used as stone guardians in the exterior courtyard of a temple. This 19th century Qing Dynasty Chinese stone guardian lion will make for an impressive and uncommon decorative item in most homes, perhaps in a doorway to welcome visitors.
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