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Pair of Chinese Hand Carved Granite Low Foo Dogs
Qing Dynasty (1644-1912)
These foo dogs (or lions) were hand carved as architectural elements and once flanked a doorway as guardian figures. They traditionally appear in pairs representing yin and yang, fashioned with the male resting on an embroidered ball and the female with a cub representing the cycle of life. This recumbent pair appear in their appropriate feng shui positions with the male on the right.
19th century or earlier W 12.5 D 9 H 7 in.
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