A STREAK, OR AMBUSH OF PAINTED WOOD TIGERS


13 A STREAK, OR AMBUSH OF PAINTED WOOD TIGERS

BURMA

TAI YAI (SHAN STATES)

EARLY 20TH CENTURY

L. (large one) 135 CMS, 53 INS

H. (approximate, of other four) 40 CMS, 16 INS

A charming group of a single large and four smaller painted wood tigers in mid-roar, the former prowling forwards with his tail raised and the latter with a paw raised as if to strike

For a figure of the Maung Po Tu nat riding a tiger see plate 74 in Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Crafts Past and Present, New York: O.U.P., 1994.

PROVENANCE: Private German collection.