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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Thai
Title:Monkey-faced Diety from the Ramakien
Date Made:late 19th century
Type:Sculpture
Materials:Bronze
Place Made:Asia; Thailand
Measurements:Overall: 10 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.; 26.67 x 22.225 cm
Narrative Inscription:  No inscription.
Accession Number:  MH 1996.9.13
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Hershel Richman and Dr. Elizabeth Rosner Richman (Class of 1967)
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Description:
A dancing monkey figure, dressed elaborately with a flowing belt, dances with four arms stretching out and holding a vajra, bell, etc. and looks to his upper right side.

Tags:
religion; legends; Southeast Asian

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