Archive for the ‘Chinese Imperial Lions’ Category

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A Pair of Silver Lions Keeping Sentry Atop the Brick Wall That Surrounds the Courtyard of the Chua Linh Son Buddhist Temple on Ruthven Avenue in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on September 15, 2017)

Kilby Street Foo Dog
One Way to Distinguish the Gender of an Imperial Guardian Lion (Also Known as a Foo Dog) is the Male (Such as This One Found on Kilby Street in Worcester, MA) Will Usually Have His Right Front Foot Resting on a Sphere or Ball, While His Female Counterpart Will Have Her Left Paw Gently Restraining A Struggling Cub Lying on Its Back (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 25, 2014)

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A Female Imperial Guardian Lion Seen With Her Young Cub in Front of a House on Main Street in Bennington, VT (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on February 21, 2018)

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The Male Member of the Pair of Imperial Guardian Lions That Can Be Seen in Front of the Chinatown Gate at the Intersection of Surface Road and Beach Street in Boston, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on August 25, 2019)

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An Imperial Guardian Lion Glimpsed in the Storefront Window of White & Brite Cleaners Located on Boston Turnpike Road in Shrewsbury, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on June 21, 2018)

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A Fierce Foo Dog (Also Known as an Imperial Guardian Lion) Protects the Entrance of the Asian Inspiration Gallery at 7 Bearskin Neck in Rockport, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on January 19, 2015)

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The Female of the Traditional Pair of Imperial Guardian Lions That Sit in Front of the Chinatown Gate at the Intersection of Beach Street and Surface Road in Boston, Massachusetts (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on May 31, 2017) 

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The Male of a Pair of Imperial Lions Guarding a Yet-To-Be Completed Asian Restaurant on Highland Street in Worcester, MA

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The Male Member of the Pair of Imperial Guardian Lions That Can Be Seen in Front of the Chinatown Gate at the Intersection of Surface Road and Beach Street in Boston, MA

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A Female Imperial Garden Lion Carved From Marble Found on the Grounds of the NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, AL in Tuscaloosa, AL (Photo Courtesy of John Carter)