Museum quality Mammoth ivory Netsuke of Chinese Lion Grooming Baby Lion. The Chinese Lion is well known with variety names like Chinese guardian lions, also called Fu (Foo) Lions, lions of Buddha, or sometimes stone lions. As well they are well known at other names at other Asian countries like: n Tibet, the guardian lion is known as a Snow Lion and similar to Japanese shishi. In Myanmar they are called Chinthe and gave their name to the World War II Chindit soldiers. The Master Carver decided to carve on this netsuke only the female lion of Fu lions. Traditionally The Female of the Chinese guardian Lions was carved with a cub(This is the way to identify male & female when the Foo lions carved as a pair). The Female is representing the cycle of life. . That amazing Netsuke is A proud member of our MSTER Pieces Netsukes collection. As well he was been chosen by our stuff to one of their favorites Netsukes.