Archive for the ‘Foo Dogs’ Category

Imperial Lion (2)
I Want to Thank John Carter For Giving Me Permission to Post His Photograph of a Female Imperial Garden Lion Carved From Marble Found on the Grounds of the NorthRiver Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa, AL (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on July 7, 2019)

A Marble Foo Dog (A.K.A. Imperial Guardian Lion) Stands Sentry on a Concrete Block Wall in Front of a House on Winfield Street in Worcester, MA (Originally Published on Gargoyles and Grotesques on March 4, 2018)

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)