According to legend, their sole mission has always been to keep watch over Buddhist temples. Statues of guardian lions still stand guard over innumerable buildings throughout China and 10 other countries in Asia; Opulent homes and government buildings are just as likely to be home to guardian lions as imperial tombs, temples, and palaces.
Even commercial structures, such as stores, hotels, and other businesses, prominently display guardian lions-each of which silently keeps watch over the domain. Guardian lions often also adorn art pieces like pottery and paintings. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "lonniesarts" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.