Singha Lion Antique, Carved Indonesian Mythical Beast, Wood. Antique

Singha Lion Antique, Carved Indonesian Mythical Beast, Wood. Antique

The mythical singha lion, so important to SE Asia. 22″ in height on a near-square base. Hollowed on his back to accept an altar post. Estimated age: 1920’s. Condition: There are cracks, losses, and loss of polychrome, please review the photos carefully. Comments: While not directly devotional in nature, this carving once graced a Bali Hindu altar as a portion of the base. It has been in my own home for over two decades and I can assure you that he has behaved himself. 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 religious 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. Website: http://sirraffles.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SirRafflesArt

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