Global Art & Artifacts


Toba Batak Heirloom Box or Chest, North Sumatra

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Detail: This is a Raja (village headman) box used to store valuable heirlooms and jewelry. The male Singha heads on each end are mythical protective creatures. Note the human figures beneath the Singha heads. A Cicak (a small nocturnal lizard commonly found in houses) carved on top represents deities who… Continue reading

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,… Continue reading

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