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18th Century Indian Pair of Sandstone Statues
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18th Century Indian Pair of Sandstone Statues

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1920: Item # 1322217
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18th Century Antique Indian pair of sandstone architectural fragment statues of mythical beasts called Yali, who have mixed body parts of an elephant, a lion, a horse, and other such animals. They would often stand guard and protect Hindu temple entrances. One of these statues stand atop a bird, while the other stands atop a human figure. Very heavy pair in original condition, some remnants of red pigment around the mouths, interesting detail throughout. Early 18th century. Size: 29" H x 20" W x 7.5" D