According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2018 is the year of the Dog.
Figure of a Buddhist lion or Dog of Fo, carved in light coloured wood, represented standing with its head turned back: China, Ming Dynasty, 1368 - 1644
Dog of Fo ornament of pale creamy grey jade with golden brown markings, carved as a crouching animal: China, Qing dynasty, late 17th - early 18th century
Figure of a dog in glazed earthenware, one of a set of six bird and animal figures, from the Diana Cargo of 1817: China, Qing Dynasty, Jiaqing reign, c. 1816 AD.
Figure of a dog in white shading to brown jade, couchant with the head raised and the tail curling over the rump: China, possibly Han dynasty, 206 BC - 220 AD.
Dog of Fo and puppy ornament of pale grey-green jade with brown markings, carved as a reclining dog with puppy nestling at side: China, Qing dynasty, late 17th - early 18th century.
Pendant of pale stone with black striations, in the shape of a dog: China.
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