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Chinese Guardian Figure Bookends

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Item # 80019889
Chinese Guardian Figure Bookends is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6.
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Price: 165$165.00
Member Price: 148.5$148.50
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Description

These bookends take their design from a pair of imposing stone figures that stand guard at The Met. Created in the fifth century (Six Dynasties period, 220-589), these fierce hybrid creatures, with bulging eyes and wide-open jaws, have a lion's head and body adorned with decorative wings. Sometimes called chimeras, such crouching winged figures (bixie) are akin to mythical creatures such as the dragon and phoenix, which date to Chinese antiquity.

Such guardians are considered powerful protectors that can keep away evil spirits and also safeguard life and wealth. Contemporary practitioners of feng shui place the figures in the most auspicious positions to harness their beneficial powers. Our striking bookends were reproduced with a combination of three- dimensional imaging and traditional sculpture techniques.

These bookends take their design from a pair of imposing stone figures that stand guard at The Met. Created in the fifth century (Six Dynasties period, 220-589), these fierce hybrid creatures, with bulging eyes and wide-open jaws, have a lion's head and body adorned with decorative wings. Sometimes called chimeras, such crouching winged figures (bixie) are akin to mythical creatures such as the dragon and phoenix, which date to Chinese antiquity.

Such guardians are considered powerful protectors that can keep away evil spirits and also safeguard life and wealth. Contemporary practitioners of feng shui place the figures in the most auspicious positions to harness their beneficial powers. Our striking bookends were reproduced with a combination of three- dimensional imaging and...See More

Details
  • Cast resin
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmmm These just arrived. Much bigger than I had thought and not very heavy. Not sure they will be effective bookends. But they are neat looking.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from too big for shelve.... Beautifully made, but too big to use as a book-end or on a shelve.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Protectors Was visiting the Met when I entered the Asian Room upstairs where these Guardian Lions are guarding the room. Upon visiting the gift shop I saw the exact same replicas. I had to buy them and now they sit wonderfully on my book shelf.
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift My daughter has decorating tastes that are hard to please and I know she will love these! She likes unusual items and high quality.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are lovely and substantial I purchased these bookends for my husband. He absolutely loves them.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Guardians These are beautifully cast pieces with great detail. The size was not listed but they are 10” tall and the oval base is 8.5” x 8.25”
Date published: 2018-08-20
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