Lot 84: Pair of 19th C. Indonesian Wooden Carvings

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Louisville, CO, US
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Description: Indonesia, ca. 19th century CE. A pair of matched wooden carvings in low relief, showing a supernatural human figure with twin serpent/lizard/dragon creatures. These are almost certainly Makara, a mythical creature commonly depicted throughout India and Southeast Asia, associated both with Hindu and Buddhist iconography. Makara's head is terrestrial and body is aquatic; the stone sculptures of the creature at Candi Kalasan temple in Indonesia show a very similar form as are found on these wooden carvings. Size of each: 10.3" W x 4" H (26.2 cm x 10.2 cm) Provenance: Ex-Private LA County collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #117154
Condition Report: Expected wear, with some drill holes in one of them as shown and little remaining pigment
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