Burmese Nat Spirit Wood Carving EUO63

Carved from hardwood, this antique wood carving is from Rangoon and is the head of what was once a full statue of a female spirit referred to as a Nat in Burma. The head has been mounted on a stand for display.

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Nats are spirits worshipped in Burma (Myanmar) in combination with Buddhism. They are divided between the 37 Great Nats and a host of other ‘minor nats’.

Characteristics
Height (carving only): 15cm, 6 in
Height on Stand: 27cm, 10.6in
Width of carving: 8cm, 3 in
Material: hardwood
Provenance: Chiang Mai antique dealer
Period: Early 20th century

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