Rare Burmese Andagu Stone Reclining Buddha AGE: - Undetermined - Between 13th - 15th Century…
Burmese Antique Wooden Nat Spirit
AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood
HEIGHT: – 66cm
WIDTH: – 21cm
DEPTH: – 21cm
WEIGHT: – 3.85 kg.
Burmese Antique wooden Nat spirit, possibly Taung-Ngu Mingaung Nat, one of the 37 Nat spirits mentioned in Burmese folklore.
Before Theravada Buddhism was introduced by King Anawrahta in the 11th century Nat and spirit cult worship was the traditional belief system among the people of Burma.
There are several ranks of Nats in Myanmar (formerly Burma), some have royal status and some are of a high ranking status and others can be ordinary people or peasants.
It is thought that the 37 Nats spirits are made up of those who have passed away, they could be someone who has done a good deed during his lifetime, or a hero of his time. Some nats were those that were sacrificed in royal rituals and those who met violent deaths.
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