Take a look at this pair of magnificent Chinese antique wood carved Foo Dog (lion) statues. They are made of camphor wood and show very detailed hand carving works.
According to historical books, lions were introduced into Mainland China firstly as tributes to the Emperors. They are symbols of justice in bureaucratic officialdom and loyal guards in front of Emperors or Princes' palaces. They also are the Guardians of Fa (law) in Buddhist realm and stay in front of the temples. There lied people's fear, admiration, expectation and trust. Therefore, people also call them "Foo Dog" means bring you peace and lucky. You can see from the pictures that they are very well carved and you will love them when you get them.
The foo dogs date from the middle of the 19th century, Qing Period.
No repairs. Only expectable age wear.
Size: 13,1" H x 5 1/2" W x 8,3" D each.