Ming Dynasty Stone Foo Dog
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A Fine Ming Stone Figure of Foo Dog. The muscular Lion powerfully modelled seated on its haunches on a large rectangular base, his forelegs outstretched and long tail curled up over its back. The head nicely carved with fierce expression, with open mouth in roar position below very detailed eyes, all framed by swept-back mane, tufts of fur carved to the shoulders and chest.
Two small pieces of the right side of the mane are missing, and one from the left side . See photos. The stone of grey colour with nice aged patina. Surface wear an mineral deposits throughout the surface. Excellent condition.
China end of the Ming Dynasty 17th century
Height 36 cm.
– S. Cserno – Antiek, Amsterdam
– Private collection, The Netherlands
Always standing, foo dogs are fantasy lions in Chinese mythology who serve as guardians to prevent harmful things from happening to the family. This handsome figure is standing in commanding posture. This was revered statue and was usually found outside of courtyards and temples.
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