Pair of Chinese Black Marble Contemporary Facing Foo Dogs Guardian Lions
A pair of contemporary Chinese black marble left and right facing foo dogs guardian lions on rectangular bases. Created in China during the 21st century, this pair of black marble guardian lions features a left and right facing male and a female, each sitting on a base carved with mythical figures.
The lions showcase a striking facial expression while their detailed manes are carved with cloudy whirls, reminding us of their celestial aspect. In tradition, these lions were used as guardians in the exterior courtyard of a temple. With their skillful depiction and dark patina, this pair of Chinese male and female marble guardian lions will be a great decorative addition to any home, perhaps placed in front of a home to welcome visitors.