Global Art & Artifacts

Singha.  Temple Or Guardian Lion.  Bronze.  Bangkok Thailand

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Guardian lions or Singha are among the oldest and most common temple custodians.  They are found at the entrances of most Khmer and Thai temples as well as on large buildings and even in the stairways and terraces of many homes.


Guardian lions represent royalty, power, strength, leadership, and courage and -as such – have the ability to ward off evil through both divine and royal protection.


This is an exceptional  bronze casting from the 1970s using the high-quality technique known as the lost wax process.  The prior owner owned an antique shop in Bangkok.  He was also a well-known collector who I have known for many years.


The head profile of this 16 x 15” large mask is similar to the lion located outside the Ordination Hall at Wat Benchamabophit (aka Marble Temple) in Bangkok.


Suitable for hanging near your doorway either inside or out . . . a guardian that will certainly ward off evil or some uninvited solicitor.  Legs allow it to free stand on a mantle, table, bookshelf or pedestal.


This item has SOLD.  Many thanks A.A. !!



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