This very early and important, antique single foo dog (or lion) was hand carved, depicting a more congenial personality than most. The comical appearance is typical of many ancient guardian figures. It does display the wear of years of outdoor exposure that lends a truly antique appearance to the piece. It would make a great garden accessory or true collectors addition to a home.
PERIOD Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
DATE c. 1600
DIMENSIONS Width 12.5 Depth 16 Height 18.5 in.