Product Code: PAAE 00090

Description: Pair of painted, wooden, door guardian figures (dwarapalas)
Karnataka (South India)

Dimensions: h:24 x w:11 x d:3 in

Dwarapalas or ‘door guardians’ are placed at the entrance of every temple, shrine or sacred precinct. Two or four-handed, they sometimes carry in their hands the emblem of the deity enshrined in the sanctuary. Their countenance may sometimes be fierce and occasionally fangs protrude from their mouths. Temples dedicated to goddesses have female guardians – the Dwarapalikas.