Pair Of Stone Chinese Guardian Foo / Fu Dogs
Chinese Pair of Stone Guardian Foo Dogs/Guardian Lions
Referred to as “Foo Dogs” or “Fu Dogs” in western culture, these handsome stone gatekeepers are seen throughout Asia. Traditional symbols of protection, they are made from durable materials like bronze or stone and are presented in pairs to flank either side of a doorway. While their decoration style varies by culture and religion, handsomely carved and highly detailed pairs were universally indicative of power; initially reserved for temples, royal palaces and the wealthiest of families.
Weathered finish. Generally excellent condition with crisp details. One of the dogs has previously had its upper jaw reattached.
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th century
Materials and Techniques
Hand carved, Stone
-Wear consistent with age and use
-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches
Height 39 cm
Width 23 cm
Depth 16 cm
Weight 32 kg for both
Stock No: 25754