Foo Dogs Hand Painted Porcelain on Wood Base 5inches
Foo Dogs Hand Painted Porcelain on Wood Base
Perfect for small places Will guard the entrance of your home or garden
B-224 -Foo Dogs
Alert sentinels, this pair of Foo Dogs will guard the entrance to your home or garden as they have guarded temples and sacred buildings for centuries. First appearing in Chinese artwork as early as 208 BC (Han Dynasty), Foo Dogs date back to the beginnings of Buddhism. Despite the name, Foo Dog statues more closely resemble lions. The lion is a Buddhist symbol of strength, regality, and power. It is not a coincidence that the Buddha was known to lie on his side in a lion posture (sihasana), with one hand under his head and his feet placed one on top of the other. In fact, Buddha's teachings were often referred to as the "Lion's Roar." Foo Dogs have also been referred to as Celestial Dogs (protector of the heavens) and Happiness Dogs. Foo Dogs make excellent gifts, and were often presented as gifts to Emperors.
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