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Chinese Lion-Dog


Ibolya Horvath
by Ib Aarmo
published on 31 January 2019
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Bronze Lion-Dog (aka Foo-Dog) at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China.
They are always placed in pairs; the male has a paw on an ornate ball, representing power and domination over the human affairs of the world while the female has her paw on a wriggling cub, symbolizing control of the forces of nature.

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