Chinese Porcelain Guardian Lions

chinese porcelain lion pair

They are “Shi” (“Lion”), or “Foo / Fu Dogs”, the guardian lions that have protective power.  They come in all kinds of material, the most common ones being porcelain (as pictured), stone, jade, pottery, and bronze.

They come in pair, usually placed on both sides of the entrance to protect the building and the people within.

Quiz time!  Which one is the male lion and which one is the female lion?

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