Hollow iron Foo Dog resting its body against a large ball, on a base, the mouth open showing teeth and tongue. Foo Dogs are really lions, the proud Mother of the feline race. Although lions were not indigenous to China, lion artwork and sculptures were imported gifts to the emperor. Later introduced in Chinese primitive art, the lion became associated with Buddhism as the defender of law and protector of sacred buildings. Traces of gold gilding.
Near Eastern bowls
Flattened, Black stone bowl with a wide mouth and an incised geometric pattern on the shoulder. Covered in a dark patina.
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