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

Item #: 77ls100

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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: 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 [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California gallery and ready for immediate packing & shipping. Packing takes anywhere from 1-4 business days. Shipping takes anywhere from 1-6 business days. The shipping price is automatically calculated from Oceanside, California to the destination in the online checkout. Or you can get a shipping quote by clicking the Calculate Shipping link beneath the Add to Cart button. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance to the destination from our Oceanside, California showroom.
The delivery charges include insurance, a residential lift gate delivery to your home or business. The freight company will call you to schedule a delivery day and time frame to make the delivery. Someone must be present to receive the statue. Depending on where you are located we will use either R&L Carriers, UPS Freight, Estes, DHX or Roadrunner Transport.
The freight company will use a lift gate to bring the sculpture to the ground and then use a pallet jack to move it anywhere on the same level. They will move it anywhere in your driveway or in your garage. They will not take it to your backyard or in the elevator to your apartment or up or down any steps. They will not be unpacking the statue and taking the crate away. Think of them as you would UPS or Fedex. They only deliver the statue. If you require a little extra service, (within reason) a tip to a delivery man usually works wonders!
For placing the statue our customers have either placed the statue themselves with help of a friend and a tool like a hand truck or a dolly. Or by contacting their landscaper who is used to moving large and heavy objects like rocks and trees into place. For much larger and heavier sculptures sometimes the customer needs a piece of heavy equipment for placing the statue like a crane or forklift. If you have any questions contact me directly at [email protected] or (760) 994-4455

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International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California showroom and ready for immediate packing & shipping. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Packing takes anywhere from 1-4 days depending on the statue. We can ship the statue using either sea or air freight to either the your home or the closest port.
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, California to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. To get a shipping quote click the Calculate Shipping link beneath the Add to Cart button and fill our the information or you can call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected].