Highly scarce old lion shaped box from Bali.
Finely carved detais with warm polychrome and patina.There are two iron rings to carry the box with rope.
There are two comparable boxes in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, one from the famous Liefkens collection and one on permanent display. ( see link)
Dating from around 1900
Provenance: Art collection of a national bank in the Netherlands.
see: Living with Indonesian art
"The Frits Liefkens collection P 194 -197
Size: 19 cm high, 39 cm long