Antique Chinese Style Temple Guardian Lion Foo Dog Imperial Lion - 37cm/15"
Measures (Height) 37cm/15"
Antique Chinese style Temple Guardian lion, Imperial Guardian lion or Foo Dog.
Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, and are believed to have powerful protective benefits.
This stunning statue is carved in the round to show a strong body with an ornate coiffure, full lips and almond-shaped eyes with incised pupils beneath gently curving brows.
The casting of this piece is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is also particularly delightful. This traditional in appearance piece is sure to add serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
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Kalkin, the future avatar of Lord Vishnu, holds a special place in Hinduism as the harbinger of hope and the ultimate savior.
His prophesied role as a warrior who will restore cosmic balance and righteousness resonates with believers, emphasizing the enduring importance of dharma and ethical conduct in the face of moral decline.