East Asia [likely Cambodia or Thailand]
Khmer Lion Head, ca.1200 AD
23-1/2 inches (h)
Provenance : Purchased from Steve Gano circa 1970
Well know dealer and collector .Steve served in the military service in Thailand during the 1960’s. He would purchase antiques in the Thai villages where he was stationed, sending them back to his family antiques store. When he returned to America, he began selling the antiques in a Manhattan-based shop and in the Yonkers-based home he converted into an art gallery. As FEA grew from the 1960’s to 1990’s, Steve continued to travel throughout the Far East to Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and India. He built relationships with vendors and residents of smaller towns, and purchase the rarest of items, including antiques and other unique objects.