Singha Indonesian Lions, Carved Altar Post Bases, Pair. Wood. Antique or Vintage
Two carved altar pieces of Singha, a guardian lion from Indonesia. Each 11.5″ in height, 5.75″ square base. Singha Indonesian Lions
Two carved altar pieces of Singha, a guardian lion from Indonesia. Each 11.5″ in height, 5.75″ square base. Hollowed in back to hug altar posts. Very heavy wood, I think that it is old teak. Highly stylized lion figures, estimated age: 1930’s. Singha Indonesian Lions
Condition: There are cracks and loss of polychrome, please review the photos carefully.
Comments: While not directly devotional in nature, this pair of altar posts once were part of a Hindu altar base. They have been in my own home for a couple decades and I can assure you that they are a conversation starter.
Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting santos figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.
I have been collecting artifacts and religious objects for many years, specializing in Asian and European vintage carvings. Don’t hesitate to ask about other stock that I might have that is not listed here.