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sculpture LOKANAT
Burma/Myanmar
Mandalay Period
Carved wood, lacquered and gilded
h. 46 1/2 in., w. 18 3/4 in., d. 18 3/4 in.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1987
BC87.01.07

Lokanat, also called Kaba Saung Nat, were also placed at the foot of the throne, regardless of whether it was occupied by the Buddha or a Burmese king. The sounds emanating from the foot chimes of these figures dispel anger and assure harmony in the throne room and kingdom, be it spiritual or temporal.