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19th C. Thai Wood Dancing Figures w/ Tosakanth
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**Originally Listed At $900**

Southeast Asia, Thailand, 19th to early 20th century CE. A large, hand carved wooden statue of two dancing figures. The lower is wearing a Khon face mask, depicting the demon Tosakanth. Tosakanth stands on an integral pedestal and wears a traditional dance garment. His mask is fierce, with large teeth and a furrowed brow. He squats and supports another dancer above his head. This dancer similarly squats with his hands held up, but he is not masked. His hair is coiled into a topknot and his face is inlaid with a glass eye. The surface has traces of pigments indicating this piece was brightly painted at one time. Size: 11" L x 5.75" W x 37" H (27.9 cm x 14.6 cm x 94 cm)

The traditional Khon performance not only includes dancing, but acting, acrobatics, a singing chorus, and musical instruments. The drama usually follows the story of Ramakien, the Thai version of "Ramayana," the Hindu epic story of the deity Rama. Tosakanth, or Ravana, is the main antagonist of the drama.

Provenance: private collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

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Condition
Left arm of top figure is reattached, with losses to drapery. Top figure is reattached to lower figure with visible break lines across both feet. Missing one glass eye. Pressure fissures, cracks, and abrasions. Chips and nicks to high pointed areas and fading of pigments.
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19th C. Thai Wood Dancing Figures w/ Tosakanth

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Jun 27, 2022
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Est. $1,000 - $1,500Starting Price $500
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Description
...
**Originally Listed At $900**

Southeast Asia, Thailand, 19th to early 20th century CE. A large, hand carved wooden statue of two dancing figures. The lower is wearing a Khon face mask, depicting the demon Tosakanth. Tosakanth stands on an integral pedestal and wears a traditional dance garment. His mask is fierce, with large teeth and a furrowed brow. He squats and supports another dancer above his head. This dancer similarly squats with his hands held up, but he is not masked. His hair is coiled into a topknot and his face is inlaid with a glass eye. The surface has traces of pigments indicating this piece was brightly painted at one time. Size: 11" L x 5.75" W x 37" H (27.9 cm x 14.6 cm x 94 cm)

The traditional Khon performance not only includes dancing, but acting, acrobatics, a singing chorus, and musical instruments. The drama usually follows the story of Ramakien, the Thai version of "Ramayana," the Hindu epic story of the deity Rama. Tosakanth, or Ravana, is the main antagonist of the drama.

Provenance: private collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#161289
Condition
...
Left arm of top figure is reattached, with losses to drapery. Top figure is reattached to lower figure with visible break lines across both feet. Missing one glass eye. Pressure fissures, cracks, and abrasions. Chips and nicks to high pointed areas and fading of pigments.

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