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Chinese guardian lions - Wikipedia

Chinese or Imperial guardian lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament. Typically made of stone, they are also known as stone lions or shishi.They informally known in colloquial English as lion dogs or foo dogs.

Fu Dog Statues | Chinese Guardian Lion Statues - Chinese Statues

Foo Dog Statues Chinese foo dogs, Fu dogs, or Chinese guardian lions, are good luck guardian lion statues. Mythical creatures, they are thought to ward of bad influences and to keep the souls in their charge safe.

Chinese guardian lions - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Chinese guardian lions, known as Shishi (Chinese: 石獅; pinyin: shíshī; literally "stone lion") or Imperial guardian lion, and often called "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of The lion in pre-modern China.

Chinese Foo Dog Statues - Invaluable

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.

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Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Lions. About. ... Pair of Chinese Stone Plinths. ... Stone Garden Sculptures. Cast Stone Fountains.

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7 Things to Know About Foo Dogs - houzz.com

1. Foo dogs are actually lions. In China, where foo dogs originated, they are called shi, meaning “lion,” or shishi, meaning “stone lion.”They do share a resemblance with the Chow Chow and Shih Tzu, which led these figures to be called foo dogs (or fu dogs) in English — though you may also see them referred to as Chinese guardian lions, guardian dogs or stone temple dogs.

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An 18th century pair of Chinese stone foo dogs/guardian lions on square bases. This rare pair of Chinese guardian lions displays a male and a female, each sitting on a base that is lightly carved with a floral motif.

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Stone Lion Foo Dog Animal Sculptures Ancient Art Mythical Creatures Dog Art Chinoiserie Japanese Art Asian Art Forward Komainu 狛犬 a pair of stone guardian dogs (at the gate of a Shinto shrine)

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Choose a Chinese art piece or statue such as a buddha. ... buddha and art pieces shown here in another garden setting ... 52236 pair 36-inch Foo dogs, $2,350 ...