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Asian Foo Dog Lion Metal Box / Container- Hand Crafted

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Seller: 2014greatfinds (166) 98.5%, Location: Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US, Item: 123454766667 Item#LB It’s a myth that the ancient Chinese had never seen an actual lion when they created their Imperial guardian lion sculptures (often called “foo dogs” or “foo lions” in the West). Asiatic lions were introduced to the Chinese during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) through Silk Road trade with Central and Southwest Asia, sometimes even as live pets for the emperor. These noble and majestic cats were, in fact, the inspiration for these guardian sculptures.Not sure of the metal ! if its bronze, its a silver color on the inside golden on the outside beautiful hammered detail . Its a light in weight 7" long 4" wide 6" tall Provenance: Ownership History Available, Material: METAL

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