Pyin Sa Rupa Chimera Burmese Temple Guardian Ca.1920-40 (1)
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Pyin Sa Rupa Chimera Burmese Temple Guardian Ca.1920-40 (1)

  • Pyin Sa Rupa Chimera Burmese Temple Guardian Ca.1920-40 (1)
  • Approx. 33" tall x 20" wide x 5 1/2" deep
  • Materials: Carved wood with gilt gesso and lacquer, and inlaid colored glass. 
  • One Side of a rare and unusual pair of Burmese wooden Pyin Sa Rupa or Chimera figures. Mythical composite animal figures such as these exist in most Asian cultures,  most notably in China and in Japan where they are known as the Kailin and Kirin respectively. Chimera are considered to be fabulous creatures of good omens and symbols of longevity, granduer, felicity, illustrious offspring and wise administration.
  • Pyin Sa Rupa possess the most powerful qualities of the five revered animals, such as the trunk and tusks of the elephant, four hoofed legs and two agile ears of the horse, a stylized face of dragon, the deer's horn, the body scales and tail of the fish, and the two powerful wings of the eagle. 
  • From Burma, Mon State


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