SOLD Stone Pair of Guardian Lions or Foo Dogs 51"
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SOLD Stone Pair of Guardian Lions or Foo Dogs 51"

Item #: 95ls3

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This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Indonesian Lava Stone, Hand Carved in Bali
Total Height Including Base: 51 inches or 130 cms
Base Width & Depth: 21 x 28 inches
Weight: Approximately 2000 pounds or 900 kgs
  • The Foo Dogs are enormous and completely amazing!
  • Foo dogs are not dogs at all but guardian lions keep out evil forces from entering ones home or a temple
  • 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
  • Each Lion is hand carved from one block of stone and sits on a separate stone base
Description The pair of Foo Dogs are huge! 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 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!
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 [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.