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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Figure of a Thai temple dancer, made of gilded copper alloy. The figure is of a female dancer on her right tiptoe, with the left leg bent up behind, and both arms reaching to the low left. She is dressed in a tall, pointed headdress with 'wings'. There is jewellery on her neck and arms, and she wears a long skirt, and slippers with turned up toes. The figure stands on a black painted wooden plinth…