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Foo Lion

[Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong]
Chinese guardian lion, also known as Foo (or Fu) Lion – it was believed that it has powerful mythic protective powers. Foo Lin’s have traditionally stood in front of e.g. temples. Some of them, have a single large pearl in mouth, which are opened only partially, so that the pearl can roll inside the lion’s mouth but it is sized is such a way, that the pearl cannot be removed.

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