A stunning pair of vintage almost life-size teak wood-carved guarding lions handcrafted in Southeast Asia in the last quarter of the 20th century. Sculpted out of solid tree trunks in a naive crude manner with a fierce expression on the lion's faces to scare the evil spirits. Finished in dark brown weatherproof paint with the eyes and teeth outlined in red to reinforce their ferocity
Across Asia, Statues of guardian entrance lions have traditionally found themselves a sentinel at the entrances to imperial palaces, imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy and are believed to have powerful mythic protective qualities and guard the people in the building or on the compound that they are protecting
Used in imperial China the lions subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including Japan (see komainu), Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Burma, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
In great condition with patina of use and age
Please view photographs carefully as they form an integral part of the description.
9 cm tall by 70 cm diameter and 3 cm of thickness
25 kg weight
Will be loaded in and European pallet for delivery with tracking number and insurance
- Paar große geschnitzte Eingangswächterlöwen - fast lebensgroß H 95 cm
- Holz, Teak
- Guter Zustand - gebraucht mit geringen Alterungsanzeichen
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- 95×60×40 cm
- 45 kg