Ban Chiang, Thailand, 200 BC - 200AD
Thailand, Northeast Khorat Plateau, Middle Ban Chiang period, circa 1100-700 B.C.
The Ox is considered by many of early inhabitants of Southeast Asia to have a soul, a clear representation of an animal worthy of worship.
Possibly used in ceremonies related to protecting harvests by shaman.
(see bronze pendant Metropolitam Museum Accession Number:
17"wide x 11" high (without stand)