A carved figurine (Chinese, 20th century) composed out of blue and white lapis. The figurine is in the form of a dog like lion, known popularly in the West as a foo dog (or fu dog), surrounded by two smaller creatures (one on its head and one on its hind quarters). In its mouth the figure holds a rope attached to a ball. The whole is raised on a carved wooden stand.
5.5" x 6" x 3.5"
Gift of the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Berwind, II, 2008.
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