Larges Chinese Dog of Fo boxes
Chinese Statue in Wood
Dof of Foo, Chinese guardian lions:
- Pair of Guardian Lions, also called Dogs of Foo or Chinese Wooden lions, they are protecting animals under the Law of Buddha.
- The Dog of Foo is a legendary animal that repels evil spirits. Chinese guardian lions are always shown in pairs, the female is accompanied by a baby lion (in its leg) and the male plays with a ball.
- In Chinese Buddhist temples, the Guardian lion male is always on the right side and the female is on the left side. They are placed at the front door to protect the home or the temple against the negative Chi.
- Dogs of Foo or Guardian Lions are the most powerful symbol of protection in Feng Shui. In addition to being excellent guards they attract happiness and especially fortune.
- This pair of Chinese lions is gilded with gold leaf, this pair is made of a woodenantique wood, wood dated XIX century.