VINTAGE FOO DOG SHISHI SCULPTURE SIGNED YOSHIMI K JAPAN
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Sold Date: 01/09/2007
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
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Foo lion dogs have magical properties and the power to repel evil spirits. A pair of shishi traditionally stand guard outside the gates of Japansese Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
Shishi are depicted with their mouth open (to scare off demons) or closed (to shelter and keep in the good spirits).
This item has a packed weight of approximately 2 lbs.
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