ONE PAIR BUDDHIST Feng Shui Box Ceramic Brass Dragon Foo Dog
A lovely pair of Ceramic Buddhist container, each beautifully chased with brass Feng Shui symbols of Dragon, Fu/Foo Dog & Deities. Family collection from the 1970-80s, excellent condition, damage free.
Height: 10.5 & 11 cm / 4.1 & 4.3 inches
Diameter: 7.5 cm / 3 inches each
Handle to handle: 11.5 cm / 4.5 inches each
Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lb
After packing: 1 kg / 2.2 lb
Dragons are strong, powerful Feng Shui symbols and exude male energy. They are great for areas in your life that require strength, courage, protection, enthusiasm, and prosperity.
Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han dynasty (206 BC %u2013 AD 220), and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits. They are also used in other artistic contexts, for example on door-knockers, and in pottery. Pairs of guardian lion statues are still common decorative and symbolic elements at the entrances to restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other structures, with one sitting on each side of the entrance, in China and in other places around the world where the Chinese people have immigrated and settled, especially in local Chinatowns.
The lions are usually depicted in pairs. When used as statuary the pair would consist of a male leaning his paw upon an embroidered ball (in imperial contexts, representing supremacy over the world ) and a female restraining a playful cub that is on its back (representing nurture ).
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