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Zodiac Horse Opium Weight Laos EOW124

$225.00

Beautifully cast in the form of a horse, this 19thC opium weight is from Phongsali, Laos, where animal weights of the zodiac were commonly used to weigh opium cultivated by the Hmong. Other animal weights cast in Laos and Siam include the tiger, pig, dog, monkey, elephant, bull, rabbit, bird and more.

Availability: In stock

Opium weights in the form of Chinese solar zodiac animals are most commonly found in Northern Laos and Northern Thailand. Genuine weights from the 19th century and earlier are scarcely seen today, the vast majority having disappeared into collections around the world.

Characteristics
Height: 5cm, 2 in
Base Length: 3.5cm, 1.77 in
Weight: 125 grams
Period: 19th Century

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