Asian Chinese Wood Shishi Buddhist Foo Dogs
Mongolia, China, Ca. early 19th century AD. Well-rendered, frolicking pair of dogs with intricate details, each with long hair curls, large bug eyes, ball under one paw. It was not uncommon to see these sacred lions guarding tombs or placed in front of government buildings to scare evil spirits. They are fantastic lions not only infused with artwork, but with meaning. Each measures 10”L x 7-3/4”H.
Provenance: Ex MD Dentist Collection
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Wormage, wear and ear of one dog restored, minor losses and imperfections. Good age signs.