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Rare Antique Thai Lacquered & Gilt Bronze Gong.

Rare Antique Thai Lacquered & Gilt Bronze Gong.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1431793

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Galerie Hafner
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Berne, Switzerland
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A disc-shaped cast bronze gong with a central boss, coated with black lacquer and gilt decoration. Showing four Buddhist celestial beings, a pair praying "Thepanom" and two hybrid "Norasingha" creatures among the Thai flame motif "lai kranok". These elaborately decorated percussion instruments, once supported by a frame and hit with a mallet, were often presented as gifts for special occasions. Upside with two pierced suspension holes. Condition: traces of usage, lacquer losses especially at hit areas. Dimension: diameter: c. 34 cm, depth: c. 7.8 cm.
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