Pair of bronze Qilin, or some spell as Kilin. Like the foo dogs, they are auspicious guardian figures to place in front of the gate or household. Which only the emperor could use as protection figures in the old days. The most auspicious way of placing them is to put the pair both facing inward to the entrance. Great display for both side of a large office desk, or in front of the office entrance.
Qilin generally have Chinese dragon-like features: similar heads with antlers, eyes with thick eyelashes, manes that always flow upward, and beards. The body is fully or partially scaled and often shaped like an ox, deer, or horse. They are always shown with cloven hooves. Qilin may be of any color or even various colors, and quite often depicted as bejeweled or exhibiting a jewel-like brilliance.
The qilin (麒麟) is a legendary hooved chimerical creature that appears in Chinese mythology. Appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler in the stories. The bisyllabic form qilin (麒麟 ~ 騏驎),which means the same generic as lin alone, is attested in works dated to the Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE). Qi denotes the male, while lin denotes the female.
Dimensions: 24″ x 6″ x 16″ (each)