Guardian Lion Good Luck Figurines ~ OKINAWA/RYUKYU JAPAN ~ Pair of Foo Lion/Dog Figurines ~ Mythical Guard Figures ~ Brown and Cream Pottery

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FOO DOGS/FOO LIONS
OKINAWA/RYUKYU JAPAN
PAIR OF GUARD LION/DOGS
HAND CRAFTED GLAZED POTTERY
VINTAGE 1970s
MEASURE: 7-1/4 inches tall, 6 inches wide, 4-1/2 inches deep

Found everywhere you look in Okinawan society, the shisa or shiisaa if you are using the Okinawan pronunciation, is a curly-maned cross between a dog and a lion. They are often found sat in pairs guarding an area’s entrance and are used to ward off evil spirits. This type of gargoyle can be seen throughout East Asia. Collectively these statues are known as foo lions in the West and are commonly associated with China under the name shishi where they guard imperial palaces and other places of high importance.

This pair is a great find, as it is unusual to find these Mythical Creatures done in rustic glazed pottery. I found this pair at Estate Auction in San Francisco. They are in lovely condition, two ears have been repaired as seen in photos #4 and #5. Because of the nature of the Rustic Pottery, it is very difficult to see these repairs, except for very close up, as seen in photos. Incorporated in Home Decor, can be used as Bookends, Table Decor, or guarding your Alter in your meditation room. A wonderful addition to any setting.

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