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chaofa (temple finial),

19th century,

Thailand

 

chaofa (roof finial of a Buddhist temple or a palace)

wood, weathered and with traces of old lacquer and gilding

Thailand

19th century

height:

mounted


Provenance: Sotheby's New York tribal art auction, circa 1991, where acquired by Jack Daulton, the current owner



"[C]hofa [means] literally 'a bunch of sky' or 'sky tassel.' These finials are found on royal and religious buildings only, and may vary from region to region. They are thought to represent a hamsa or celestial goose that the god Brahma rides, or the garuda, the vehicle of the Hindu god Vishnu".  National Museum, Bangkok.





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Contact:
Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California
info@daultonart.com