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North Indian Stone Sculpture of a Lion Attacking a Demon - PF.1319
Origin: India
Circa: 12 th Century AD to 15 th Century AD

Collection: Indian
Medium: Stone

Location: United States
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With elegant, stylized ferocity, a rampant lion pounces on a fleeing demon. Originally, this graceful sculpture may have stood guard at the doorway of a palace or temple as a warning to all malicious spirits not to enter. The tradition for lions guarding doors and gates is an ancient one, common to a great variety of cultures including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans and Chinese. There is a strong Chinese influence in this piece, suggesting open relations between the two cultures. Rendered with the timeless energy of myth, this is a work of enduring power and beauty. - (PF.1319)


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