Figure of a Thai Monk

Sale price$3,600


A teak wood figure of a young monk in a posture of devotion and with a facial expression is one of piety and innocence. The piece is covered in natural red cinnabar lacquer and polychrome. There is some damage to the wood from moisture; this is appropriate to its age and use. Figures of monks were often placed around Buddha images in Thai temples. There tends to be a great deal of diversity in the depiction of these figures as they are not holy sculptures to be worshipped but merely decorative sculptures that have an educational function.

  • Origin | Thailand
  • Dimensions | 9"W x 10"D x 17"H
  • Age | 19th Century
  • Material | Lacquer & Teak Wood
  • ID | RHS002

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