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Figure of a Thai Monk



A teak wood figure of a young monk in a posture of devotion and with a facial expression is one of piety and innocence. The piece is covered in natural red cinnabar lacquer and polychrome. There is some damage to the wood from moisture; this is appropriate to its age and use. Figures of monks were often placed around Buddha images in Thai temples. There tends to be a great deal of diversity in the depiction of these figures as they are not holy sculptures to be worshipped but merely decorative sculptures that have an educational function.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: RHS0021stDibs: LU886425083042

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