Incredible Wooden Lion Carved from a Single Tree (11 photos)

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Sculptor Dengding Rui Yao has carved this incredible wooden lion from a single tree trunk. The artist led a team of 20 assistants on a three-year journey to complete the sculpture, which was made in Myanmar and was transported to its permanent home at the Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, China.

According to Woodworking ideas, the lion was carved from a rosewood tree and measures 14.5m (47.5 ft) long, 5m (16.4 ft) high and 4m (13.1 ft) wide.

If those measurements are true it would make the lion the longest wood carving in the world, which is currently held by this artwork that we featured back in 2013.

I just checked the Guinness World Records’ website and Chunhui Zheng’s sculpture is still recognized as the longest so the lion still has yet to be officially verified or the exact dimensions are incorrect. Regardless, it’s an incredible work of public art that you should definitely check out if you ever find yourself in Wuhan, China.

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Công Thành

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Chinanews.com

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Chinanews.com

 

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Artwork by Dengding Rui Yao | Photograph by Chinanews.com

 

[Woodworking ideas via reddit]