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Building Fragment

Object Number:89-13-245
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Thailand
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Elizabeth Lyons, Keeper of the Asian Collections, University Museum, 1989


Craved figure of a flying bird. Wings, legs, body, long neck, head and beak were carved separately and joined together with nails. Right side of bird is unfinished, right side of bird is unfinished, right wing is raised vertically and has a nail hole through the center of the wing. Neck bust is carved with a crisscross and dot pattern. Probably 19th century hongsa, a mythical goose, from a wat hong.

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