Pair of Guardians with Cubs

c. 1850
$12,800 USD
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Dimensions
W: 14.0" D: 16.0" H: 38.0"
Materials
Limestone
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Collection #
CSDTTT038
Estimated Shipping
$75

This pair of monumental Fu-Lions, also known as shizi, once would have flanked the entrance to a Qing-dynasty home in China’s Shanxi province. One has a pearl under its foot, and the other has a lion cub. Shizi were believed to be powerful protectors, and the artisan who hand-carved these fu dogs imbued each with a remarkable sense of life and energy. Carved from solid limestone, the sculptures have developed rich character over time, yet retain exquisite detail.

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