Late 18th Century Chinese carved wood Foo Dog

£ 1200

Of large scale with remains of original polychrome finish.
42cm Wide.

Ref: 24472

Footnote: The name “Foo Dog” is believed to be a misnomer, as these creatures are not dogs at all but rather stylized representations of lions. The Chinese Foo Dog or Foo Lion are considered powerful protectors against evil and inauspicious energies, standing guard, with mystic powers in front of temples, imperial palaces, government offices, and homes of wealthy or high ranking members of society