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The 'Fu Lions' or 'Dogs of Fo' are always found in pairs, the pair being a male and a female. The lion is a symbol of majestic strength, courage & strength of character.
These figures symbolize protection and were often found at the entrances to buildings and traditionally stood guarding Chinese Imperial palaces & tombs, temples and important buildings.
The male lion who represents Yang has its paw resting on a ball, the ball possibly representing the moon pearl which symbolizes protection against evil.
The female lion who represents Yin has her paw resting on a lion cub which represents the circle of life.
These figures have a ball in each mouth, this represents a pearl that can roll around the mouth but sized in a way that it cannot be removed.
These figures are in excellent condition and can go straight into a home and / or collection.
|Height||49.50 cm||(19.49 inches)|
|Width||24.00 cm||(9.45 inches)|
|Depth||16.50 cm||(6.50 inches)|