Brown Jade Temple Lions - Several Sizes Available
Pair of Jade Temple Lions. These are hand carved and gorgeous. Each of the Fierce looking Temple Lions were carved from a solid block of jade. The detail is extensive on the larger pairs. There is one Male Lion and one Female Lion in the set. Temple Lion statues appeared in China with the coming of Buddhism. They symbolise defense and protection and are often seen guarding entrances and gateways to buildings. The Lion is the symbol of majestic strength, great courage and strength of character. When a Temple Lion is seen playing with a ball, it is to signify the moon pearl which symbolizes blessings and protection against evil, and the ball also represents the sun, which is Yang. These are the same thing with two different names. Always have a pair. One is bad luck. Place them just inside the front door with their backs to the door! Size is 8 inches tall.