+LEW BUDDYJSKI (Pies Foo) - kadzielnica, brąz, Chiny, dynastia Ming.

China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Height 12 cm, width 9.5 cm, depth. 6.5 cm/ span>

The condition is visible in the photos, very good/ span>

/ Ceaser - Buddhist Lion (Foo dog), China, Ming dynasty, bronze /

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4 000 zł tax incl.

Censer in the form of a Buddhist lion, otherwise known as the dog Foo (Fo, Fu). Made of bronze, it shows a male holding a ball under his paw with the image of the Flower of Life. Lions are depicted in an idealized manner, with a high tendency towards decorativeness, which can be seen, for example, in the ornamental treatment of animal hair. A

Fo ”in Chinese meant Buddha, so they are the dogs of the Buddha. Traditionally in China, the couple were placed in front of Buddhist temples, and later also imperial palaces or important state buildings. The lion was introduced into Chinese culture from India during the Han Dynasty (206 BC to 220 AD). The Chinese did not know what the animal looked like, because it did not live in their country, so the carved lions looked a bit like dogs, and the way they were represented "standardized" in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The sculptures were to protect the buildings and their guests from all evil forces.