19TH C. BURMESE NAT
Some figures just have wonderful charm. I originally was told that his Burmese wooden painted and gilded figure represents a character from the Ramayana epic. However, knowledgeable colleagues identified it as a nat, or protective spirit. The Burmese have many, but 37 official ones. In any event, this figure stands 21 1/2" tall with wonderful lacquer work and porcelain like paint on the face and bust. There is slight old separation of the arms at the elbows, and a crack at the waist, but nothing that detracts seriously from the appearance. A superb decorative figure, and protects your household.