Vintage Brass Foo Dog Cast Brass Sculpture most captivating sculpture with beautiful lines, wonderful addition to your collection.
ORIGIN: Estate Sale in the Flatiron neighborhood of NYC
DIMENSIONS: 9"l x 4"w x 4"d
MATERIALS: Patinated Brass
FACTS & HISTORY: Guardian lions, also known as komainu, shishi, or foo dogs, are intimidating, mythical, lion-like creatures seen across a breath of art forms, ranging from architecture to tattoos. As they symbolize prosperity, success, and guardianship, they're full of meaning—which has made them popular in Western art too.
In China, you can find foo dogs famously located in the Forbidden City. These mythical animals symbolize good luck, safety, and protection for the inhabitants of the spaces they defend.