Large Pair of Foo Dog, Shishi Lions 84"
Large Pair of Foo Dog, Shishi Lions 84"
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Large Pair of Foo Dog, Shishi Lions 84"

Item #: 77ls100

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$44000 Item #: 77ls100
198 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Lava Stone, Hand Carved in Bali
Total Height Including Base: 84 inches or 7 feet tall
Base Width & Depth: 82 x 65 inches
Weight: 8,800 pounds each Lion
  • The Foo Dogs are sold as a set of 2 statues, male and female
  • Foo dogs are not dogs at all but guardian lions keep out evil forces who are called Shishi
  • Each Lion is hand carved from one piece of stone the size of a car taking a full year to carve each piece
  • The Lions are in our warehouse in Bali and ship to you directly from Bali
  • Shipping to the closest port is included in the price of the sculpture
Description The pair of Foo Dogs are enormous!  Each Lion is hand carved from one piece of stone the size of a car taking a full year to carve each piece.  In the west they are referred to as Foo Dogs but they are not actually dogs at all but Chinese guardian lions are known as Shishi.  They are iconic images of pre-modern China and have traditionally stood outside imperial palaces and the wealthy.  They are believed to have powerful protective benefits.  They are always displayed as a pair with a male and female lion.  The male is depicted with a globe underneath his large paw and the female has a smaller lion on his back under her paw.   This is a manifestation of yin and yang, the female representing yin and the male yang.  According to feng shui, correct placement of the lions is important to ensure their beneficial effect. When looking out of a building through the entrance to be guarded, looking in the same direction as the lions, the male is placed on the left and the female on the right.  When looking at the entrance from outside the building, facing the lions, the male lion is on the right, and the female is on the left.
The lions are carved so that a ball is in their mouth.  The ball can move around in the mouth and is often touched by people passing by them.  The lions are muscular and powerful displaying an abundance of muscles and stong curly hair from their mane and on their backs.  The cursl looks like waves from the ocean.  There is a large collar around each lion with the face of a lion carved on the front with a bell attached to it.  Truly stunning sculptures worthy of the entrance to a grand temple or meditation garden!
The Lions are in our warehouse in Bali and are shipped directly to the customer upon the order.  Shipping from Bali to the closest major port in the world is included in the price of the sculpture.  Please call 1-760-994-4455 or email the owner for more information [email protected].


Care

Lava stone statues from Bali do not need much maintenance.  The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating.  They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. 

"You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically
go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.
"

Soap and warm water is the best way to maintain the statue.  You can use a small brush to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair. 

Lava stone's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate.  The stone can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold.  We suggest you bathe the sculpture at least once a year so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture.  This will maintain the sculpture for your grandchildren and then their grandchildren!

If you have any questions concerning your lava stone statue please email us at info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.