Lion Dog Protector

c. 1800
$4,580 USD
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W: 8.25" D: 9.5" H: 22.5"
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This limestone Shizi Dog (or Fu-Lion) was probably once one of a pair and may have flanked the entrance of a Qing Dynasty home in Northern China. The dogs were believed to be powerful protectors. This 200-year-old statue is a unique interpretation on the traditional Shizi Dog—the squat body and expressive features show the artist’s personal approach to an ancient symbol.

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