Chofa Roof Finial from Burma, Carved and Eroded Teak Wood, Early 20th Century For Sale
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Chofa Roof Finial from Burma, Carved and Eroded Teak Wood, Early 20th Century

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Chofa Roof finial from Burma. Carved and eroded teak wood. Early 20th century. Mounted on a tiered stand. This beautifully eroded Chofa comes from a temple or aristocratic residence in Burma. The Chofa- literally, sky tassel - is a stylized representation of a celestial bird, sometimes interpreted as Garuda, the half man half bird steed for Vishnu, but also interpreted by others as representing a Hamsa, the celestial swan which carries Brahma. This Chofa itself is further decorated with a wonderful carving of an Apsara, a female spirit of the clouds and waters often encountered in Thai and Burmese iconography. Dimensions (piece itself): 14.5 inches wide by 12.5 inches deep by 62.5 inches tall. Dimensions (with base): 14.5 wide x 14.5 deep x 75.5 tall.

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  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century or Earlier
  • Condition Details
    This piece was directly exposed to the elements over a long period of time which has resulted in a highly but beautifully eroded surface. The top extended portion of the Chofa is missing, and there has been loss of detail to parts of the carvings.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    H 75.5 in. x W 14.5 in. x D 14.5 in.H 191.77 cm x W 36.83 cm x D 36.83 cm
  • Seller Location
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    BT-180169
  • Reference Number
    LU177829695593
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