13 A STREAK, OR AMBUSH OF PAINTED WOOD TIGERS
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.