A Thai Thepanom statue. The Thepanom first came to earth when Buddha reached enlightenment. They became Buddha's protector, then guardian of religious temples and artefacts such as scrolls.
Made using the ancient lost wax technique where the subject is first sculpted from wax, a clay mould is then made around the wax, the wax removed and replace with molten bronze.
Some age related wear & tarnishing, particularly to the wooden base but no signs of major damage or repair.
38cm / 15"