Ming Dog?Foo Dog?
by Skyblue, published
I'm advised this thing might be a lion. The original object is from Archive3d.com and was named "Dragon". I'm told these are called "Fu, or Foo" dog lions. I'm advised this one is female with a piece of meat under her paw, the males are depicted with a ball, or a stack of coins under their paw..
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In Chinese is "??", means stone lion. Better call it "Guardian Lion", because it is not a dog. Chinese use guardian lion since Han Dynasity (about 2000 years ago). It looks like this is because there is no lion in ancient China. They think the lion is a powerful creature like dragon, so use their imagination to create this lion-like creature.
I didn't know it was made of coins. I was told it was the globe and symbolized his power over the world. There may be slight variations that I'm not familiar with.
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