Balinese Singa Barong Winged Lion Temple statue wood carving sculpture Bali Art

$ 829.00

Barong Singa is hand carved from cempaka wood a very fine example of a Balinese Singa. Carvings like this are often placed in temples and home and act as protectors or guardians. 
 
Beautifully detailed hand painted polychrome finish in a antique white with shades of white, red, green, blue, yellow and black accents in the traditional Balinese style. Highlighted with gold leaf. The tail is removable for ease in storage and shipping. 
 
You will receive the exact carving you see here. This is not a stock photo. All of my fine Hindu and Buddhist sculptures are one of a kind works of art that I choose by myself directly from the artist in Bali, many who I have had relationships with for 20 plus years now.
This wonderful and dramatic work will be sure to grace your home or sacred space with his powerful presence.
 
  • 20" tall
  • 12" depth
  • 15.5"wing tip to wing tip
  • 9" X 7" at the base
  • One of a kind, you receive the exact carving pictured here
  • Artisan crafted in Bali
  • Solid cempaka wood
  • Tail is removable
  • No visible cracks or checkering of the wood
  • Ships FAST from our location in the USA
 
 
Barong is an animal deity or spirit in Balinese mythology. He is the king of the spirits and symbolizes goodness. Banas Pati Rajah is believed to be the spirit that drives the Barong and is a protective spirit that accompanies a child throughout his life. In Bali each region has a guardian spirit in the forest or land.
Each of these protective spirits are portrayed in the form of certain animals:
Barong Ket : barong lion , barong most common and represents the spirit of goodness.
Landung Barong : Barong giants , Chinese culture has influenced and shaped these like Ondel-ondel Betawi.
The boar Barong Bangkal: Barong shaped boar
Barong Macan : barong-shaped leopard or tiger
Naga Barong : Barong shaped dragon or snake

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