Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1301809 (stock #FIG91)
Ancient East
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DESCRIPTION: A museum quality bronze figure of a fierce temple guard lion, originating from Thailand and dating to the 16th/17th century. The lion stands erect on four legs with teeth barred in a ferocious posture, his muscular hindquarters ready to pounce. His mane is formed with tight curls, the tips appearing like flames; his tail is held tightly erect, traveling upward the length of his back to the top of his head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1291737 (stock #FIG80)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A pair of polychrome figures engaged in joyful dance, one male and one female, mounted on display stands. These colorful hand carved figures, called "Nats" or nature spirits, are dressed in traditional Thai costumes with the male figure wearing a tiger head cap. Prior to the advent of Buddhism, the Thai people were animists who worshipped a series of nature spirits called Nats. Later these were incorporated into Buddhism and often Nat statues will be found in Buddhist temples...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1256810 (stock #FIG55)
Ancient East
$2,450
DESCRIPTION: A large, handsome Burmese wood sculpture of a male Nat, or nature spirit, dressed in traditional attire and engaged in a joyful dance. Such images were first carved from wood, then laboriously decorated with applications of red lacquer then gold gilt. Dating from the early 20th C., it has been mounted on a rod with square base. Please see the last photo for size comparison with our other Nat, FIG56. Although not purchased as a pair, these make wonderful companion pieces...