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sculpture MANOUKTHIHA
Burma/Myanmar
Mandalay Period, 19th Century
Carved wood with white paint
h. 10 1/8 in., w. 4 in., d. 4 in.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1986
BC86.01.21

Seated figure with two lion-like bodies with tails and one human head crowned, joined at the torso so that there is only one set of front legs. The front legs are together and lower than rear. Wearing crown with broken finial and epaulets at ears and shoulder. Raised edges with horizontal marks along front and back legs. Holes where eyeballs are. Entire figure is painted white. Plain wood surface on base. Base is triangular-shaped with rounded corners. It is flat on top except for a dip in the front corner to allow for the long front legs.