12th-13th century AD. A complete and matching bronze palanquin suspension set comprising one large central and two smaller end hooks and corresponding hoops; the smaller hooks each formed as a bird with curved body and tail, wings spread to support a wreath of leaves topped with a knop, the larger hook similar but with lateral bird figures and a spike above; the smaller hoops each a round-section curved bar and keyhole socket with leaf and scroll detailing, the larger similar but with winged mythical beings to the shoulders; with a custom-made wooden display stand. See Chou Ta-Kuan, The Customs of Cambodia, Bangkok, 2001, p.27; see Honolulu Academy of Arts, Passion for Form, Honolulu, 2007, catalogue no.35, pp.88-89. 3.8 kg total, 55cm (stand width) (21 1/2"). Property of a Jersey gentleman; by inheritance from his father; acquired in lieu of a debt in 1962 and originally brought back to Jersey by a British army officer in the 19th century.