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Shan Ancestor Figure

Shan Ancestor Figure

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1217248

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This is an exceptionally rare Shan (aka Dai, Tai) altar figure carved from very heavy and tough iron wood, circa 19th CE. As with almost all the ethnic groups from this region in Southeast Asia, local animist and ancestor traditions coexist or are integrated with the predominantly Buddhist religion. This piece came from the Shan State, Burma and is H: 14.7cm5.8in.