Posted 2 years ago
An Balinese(?) wood carving in large size I picked up from a 2nd hand shop for $300. It's museum class to me when I dug it up from piles of rubbish. Don't know how long it had slept in the dark corner, but the patina suggest me it could be a bit old. The shop owner has no idea about its origin nor content, but I believe the lower figure is called Garuda, the mythic half-human creature in Hindu belief(also sacred bird in Buddhism). The upper figure is his master Vishnu and riding on him.
I haven't got a chance being to Bali, but my research lead me to think it is a decorative panel on gate of important building. Could anyone help me to solve the myth?