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Gilded Burmese Angel, gilded teakwood, early 20th C

Standing Burmese angel, 43" H, in Mandalay style with beautiful face and smile, dressed in elaborate court costume and holding a flower. Carved in teakwood with red lacquer undercoat and covered in gold foil, early 20th C. This is "Lekkami Nat", the Burmese version of Lakshmi, who is the treasure guardian . She was a guardian figure in a temple.

Ref 5 see The Thirty Seven Burmese Nats, by R. C. Temple

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