Pair of Fu dogs / temple guards with riders around 1800

No. 28691

B 15cm x H 84cm x T 55cm

1 pair

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Pair of Fu dogs/ lions made of red natural stone. Partial break-offs as well as old gluing are present. Individual fragments are loose. (photo)

Chengdu, Sichuan province

around 1800

Usually the guardian lions appear as a pair: On the right, the male lion with a silk ball, formerly a pearl, and on the left, the lioness with her cub under her paw. The male lion symbolizes the strength and power, the silk ball symbolizes the unity and power of the kingdom. The lioness with her cub symbolizes growth and well-being. Standing in front of the entrances of temples and public buildings, but also in front of private houses of wealthy personalities, the lions are supposed to keep away all bad influences.


Victims of the Cultural Revolution 

Measures and Weight

  • Width: 150 mm
  • Stärke/Tiefe: 550 mm
  • Höhe/Länge: 840 mm


  • Natural stone


  • Classicism