Burma Mid 20th century Each approximately 26 x 26 cm
This pair of Burmese sphinxes (Manouthiha) are half-lion half-man mythical guardian creatures. They have human heads and torso and lion hindquarters. These images are commonly found guarding the four corners of a pagoda. The term Manussiha is a combination of Pali Manussa (man) and Siha (lion).
Antiques.co.uk Ref: FHYPHC5X
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