Temple Lions

Temple Lions are a Feng Shui symbol of majestic strength, great courage and strength of character

Temple Lion statues appeared in China with the coming of Buddhism. They symbolize Defense and Protection and are often seen guarding entrances and gateways to buildings.
When a Temple Lion is seen playing with a ball, it is to signify the moon pearl which symbolizes blessings and protection against evil.

The ball also represents the sun, which is Yang.

You should always have a pair of Temple Lions, one is considered bad luck. Your Jade Temple Lions should always be positioned with their backs to the door.