Lion statues, San Francisco

Lion statues, San Francisco

John
Chinese guardian lion statue. One of a pair flanking the Dragon Gate at the entrance to Chinatown in San Francisco. A gift from the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 1969. Male lion with ball under one paw. Sculpted in stone; and set on stone plinth. The pair of fearsome mythical Chinese lions (called "foo dogs") repel evil. #Statue
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