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19th Century Khmer Bronze Temple Guardians or Lions

Lot 0130
Ca. 19th century bronze Khmer Temple Guardian or Lion figures (a pair), in the Angkor period, style of Banteay Srei 10th century. The “guardians of the gateâ€, are placed around the outside of a temple to serve both as greeters and defenders, they were specifically intended to protect the principle entrances of temples.
Each statue is carved in the round to show a strength body with an ornate coiffure with full lips and almond-shaped eyes with incised pupils beneath gently curving brows. Please contact us for high resolution images of the piece.

Provenance: :Private UK Collection

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: 55cm / 22"

SCBR1825

Condition

Good condition. Consistent with age.

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19th Century Khmer Bronze Temple Guardians or Lions

Estimate £1,250 - £1,750Sep 1, 2018