Posted 11 years ago
I know absolutely nothing about this item! It has been in my home for 40 + years. A friend of mine from Korea states that it is Vietnamese and it is what is called a "Foo Lion" with a Budda on it's back. She tells me it is very old. As you can see from the photos the colors are vibrant even though it has paint cracks in it. I do not know what the metal is, however it is very heavy (about 20 pounds) and a magnet will not stick to it. The measurements of the statue itself are: 9"L x 5"D x 17"H. The wooden base is very light weight, almost like holding air. There is no nails but seems to be a "tongue and groove" assembly. I notice no evidence of glue being used on it. Can anyone out there give any idea of what this actually is and it's history? Thanks.