A pair of magnificent hand carved amethyst Foo Dog, the female is with a baby under her paw, and the male is holding a global under his paw.
Some jasper stone is used to highlight the eyes and hair.
They come with carved wood fitted base ( need repaired).
Dimension: 24" tall
extremely heavy. might weight between 100 to 150 pound on each.
Amethyst is its popularity in Feng Shui, In feng shui, the amethyst is used for its purification qualities, as well as its ability to connect to higher planes of energy. It can be used to calm the emotions in a household where there are excessive arguments and misunderstandings. It can also help with study and learning.
Chinese guardian lions. For the Chinese dog breeds called Lion Dogs, see Foo Dog.
Guardian lion at the National Palace Museum in Taipei.
Chinese guardian lions or Imperial guardian lion, traditionally known in Chinese simply as Shi (Chinese: 獅; pinyin: shī; literally: "lion"), and often called "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion in pre-modern China. 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, from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.