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Antique Asian Rosewood Complex Carved Vishnu Garuda

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Antique Asian Rosewood Complex Carved Vishnu Garuda
Bring good fortune and protection energy into your life with this culturally and artistically significant large vivid powerful master artisan hand carved Balinese rosewood sculpture of Vishnu riding his Garuda. This very heavy and dense (sinks in water) carved masterpiece is crafted out of the finest Indian Rosewood (Sono wood). This is the most heavy, dense, hard, rare, expensive, highly prized wood in Indonesia Not to be confused with lesser woods such as Suar, Jempenis or Balau. It is truly rare to find a statue of this size in this, the finest wood, made with this level of artisanship. Most such pieces are less than 15 and made of lesser wood and much newer. The fine detail, grace, and scope of this special piece is exceptional. Vishnu is the Hindu protector and preserver God. The mythical Garuda or Eagle King is powerful and possesses supernatural forces himself, which he uses only for good. The Garuda is also a protector and rescuer of people from difficulties. He helps dissolve negative energies, protects the home and imbues his great power to those he protects. The Garuda is stands on the World Turtle (Bedawang Nala), where it dwells in the underworld, and carries the world on its back. Made in the City of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Circa turn of the Century 1890s to 1920s. Dimensions: 16.5 high X 6.5 wide X 6 deep. Strong demand for similar pieces include the newer, less complex, less artistic excellence, inferior wood carved Garuda at art-from-bali.com item # TOBO 00298 selling for $3,412. Own this finer piece of artistic excellence for a great value.

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