Irrawaddy chinthe statues, 1880s

Irrawaddy chinthe statues, 1880s

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Caption: Irrawaddy chinthe statues. 19th-century artwork of a pair of large chinthe statues guarding a temple site on the Irrawaddy River, Burma. Chinthes are mythical creatures that are half lion and half dragon. They are commonly found at temples throughout Burma. This wood engraving dates from circa 1888.

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