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Shan Ancestor Figure

Shan Ancestor Figure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1402950

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