Carved Stone Lion Protector

c. 1600
$20,380 USD
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W: 18.0" D: 19.0" H: 39.0"
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This seated sculpture was carved over 400 years ago during the Ming dynasty from a single block of limestone. It was discovered in the Shanxi region of China and is believed to represent a seated lion, fu dog or Shizi, a protector, well worn by time. The history of the proud and serene stone sculpture is evident in the character and patina of the stone.

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