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Country Group:South and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam)
Item id: 651

This is an uncommon large, heavy cast antique Thai sculpture of Hanuman or another Monkey King of Monkey Figure with an Apsara or other figure from the Ramakien, which is the Thai version of the Ramayana story, which was adapted from India long ago. Occasionally I have seen hollow cast pieces of this type, but in a large estate collection I recently purchased, there were this and another large strongly cast pieces of a type which are quite unique. I believe they are 75 to 100 years old, although I truly have no way to date these pieces- they were collected 35 years ago, and they showed very good age at that time. The metal base (which is attached to the wood base) has an old loss which was there when it was mounted to the wood 35 years ago. The patina has some rubbing and loss where the underlying metal underneath shows through, and it looks like the original surface is quite beautiful . Normally I do not advocate polishing Buddhas, but for some reason, I have been very tempted to clean this piece down to the metal . I'll leave it for the next owner to decide. It stands approx 13 inches high by 13 inches wide not including the base. The base brings it to closer to 15 inches tall. as the 2 look NOTE: there are several old repairs and minor dings

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Country: Thailand

Material: Other metal

Dating: 19th Century - 20th Century

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