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Lot 0162

Antique Khmer Style Bronze Temple Guardians or Lion

Ca. 19th century bronze Khmer Temple Guardian or Lion head, in the Angkor period, style of Banteay Srei 10th century. The “guardians of the gate”, 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. The head is carved in the round with... more