Folk Tale of a Tiger Eating a Woman Ox Cart Prow Decoration
19" High x 5.5" Wide x 13" Long
This piece depicts a story theme from an old Burmese Folk Tale: There were two brothers,messengers for King Anawrahta. King Anawrahta was the king from 1044-1077, uniting most of today's Myanmar. He is considered the founder of Pagan. These two brothers fall in love with a young girl but she rejects them both. It is said that these two spurned brothers were so angry that sent a tiger to kill her. Thus this image of the tiger holding the girl in his jaws is the girl's fate.
Please refer to the information about Bullock Cart Prow Decorations on the previous page.
This antique piece has been mounted on a stand for easy display.
Handcarved in teak in Burma