Guardian Lions are sacred to Buddhism, where they are seen as guardians of the Teaching (Dharma) and their "Lion's Roar" symbolizes the voice of the Teachings of Buddha resounding in all directions. Guardian Lions are the protectors of sacred buildings and are seen as emblems of valor and energy. Sculptured lions are frequently placed at the gates of the temples, porticos of the houses and sometimes guarding the precincts of tombs. They are also used on an altar placed toward the front, one on each side. They are usually used in male-female pairs where the male lion is represented playing with a ball which may represent the sun, the egg symbol of the dual aspects of nature, or merely a precious stone. The female lion is generally accompanied by its young. Made from bonded marble and designer resin, antique stone finish with gray and green tones, suitable for indoor or outdoor use, 18in.H x 7in.W x 11in.D each.
Made of cast stone. Cast stone is a type of gypsum cement whose properties are much different from plaster of paris which is what most sculpture shops use. Unlike plaster, which is soft, light and weak, cast stone is hard, heavy and strong. Cast stone feels like, and is heavy like a real stone would be, which can be experienced as soon you try to lift it.
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