ITEM 12382

Protective figure, singa

Bali, Indonesia
19th Early 20th century
Wood, pigment
24 in / 61 cm
Price on Request

The term singa comes from the Sanskrit word for lion and is associated with the virtues of power, protection, strength and loyalty. They resemble tigers, indigenous to Bali until they became extinct a century ago. This is an extraordinarily fine example, with great color and attention to detail. It clearly was made under royal patronage.

Ex private Chinese collection