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.
6" x 7 ½"
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Iron Sadaksari seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, his primary hands in prayer and offering mode, the others with symbolic offertory items, the oval face with a peaceful expression, small bow shaped, heavy-lidded almond shaped eyes, finely arched eyebrows, elongated earlobes, the head surmounted by a crown from which protrudes the head of Buddha, traces of gold gilding and red, green paint to the surface. Covered in a light dirt patina.
Carved amber statue of three running horses with open mouths and flaring mane on a wilderness setting.