Mahogany or Ireng Garuda & Vishnu Hindu Statue, Bali, Indonesia
Garuda’s origins are in Indonesia about 2000 years ago. In Buddhist culture. Garudas are called the Bird of Life and the Nagas and Kirata are its enemies. Here Garuda – with Hindu Vishnu (god of life) on his back – is in a fight with guardians and a horned turtle with shell. One piece of wood with astonishing carvings. Circa mid-1900’s. Pristine condition. For the Serious Collector.
See another Indonesian deity, Hanuman protector, S-2869.
This drop-dead gorgeous statue has been sold. Thanks. M.S.
This item has been sold. Many thanks M.S. !