AGE: – Early 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood
CONDITION: – Body Good, Age related weather damage to base, still some gold to be seen
Width: – 50cm
Depth: – 37cm
WEIGHT: – 48 kg.
Mandalay Period Early 19th Century Deva Statue
One of a set of four Mandalay Period early 19th century Deva Nats from a Burnt monastery in Myanmar (Burma). Made from solid teak wood. This Deva statue is known as Ta-Kyar Min Nat or Thanga Min Nat, the highest ranking of all Burmese Nats, a celestial being whose nature is different to all other nats.
This is a rare and original piece from Mandalay with a hole in the base where a relic would have been placed, the nat is holding a conch shell (eankha) water or wealth symbol, especially prized when the central aperture turns to the right.