Foo Lion – Malacca Eng Choon Association
Foo lions or guardian lions have been placed in front of official buildings, temples and wealthy homes since the Han dynasty, which began in 206 BC. These lions appear in pairs, one being the male who generally rests his paw on a ball and the other the female, who is accompanied by a cub. The materials traditionally used for these representations were decorative carved stone or cast bronze or iron. The model in question represents the male lion of the Eng Choon Association of Malacca (Malaysia). This association is linked to Chinese immigrants who originated in the Eng Choon district, belonging to the Chinese province of Fujian. This model was photogrammetrized by Armonite during a visit to Malaysia in 2022.
For more information about the Foo lions, consult this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_guardian_lions
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