Carved wood, lacquered and gilded
h. 73 cm. base 29 cm. base 18 cm. elbow 33 cm.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1987
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.