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Lacquered teak wood, gold leaf, red and black paint
h. 48 in. x w. 10 in.
Gift of Catherine Raymond, 2006
Sculpture in teak wood covered with lacquer and gold leaf. “Little Lady”, or “Miss Lonesome”; also called “the little lady with the flute”. Represented as an infant with no clothes on her torso, she is the daughter and the orphan of Tong Ban Hla, “Lady Three Times Beautiful”. She is nowadays very popular as the protector of children and also for bringing good fortune. She could be represented only by a swinging basket with eggs in it. She was number 37 on the royal list.