Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand.

Dimensions:15" X 10.5" x 8.5"

Date: 18th Century
item #1404208