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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:

2001.433.309)   

17"wide x 11" high (without stand)

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