We used to see this form of weight from time to time in Vientiane and Phongsali and assumed it to be a rare form of Burmese beast that had migrated to Laos. However, we have never seen this form of beast with such long horns while on our many trips to Burma. After speaking to an avid collector in Laos I feel confident that it is indeed a Lao weight based on the Burmese beast form. The quality of bronze, the patina, and natural wear rule out the possibility of the weight being made recently as a copy.
Height: 4.5cm, 1.8 in
Base: 2.5cm, 1 in
Form: Lao beast
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