Rare. Large Vintage Carved Wood Joker Head Statue. Mandalay. Burma. Myanmar
These joker statues are used as offerings for good health, wealth and protection from harmful spirits. Jokers are also part of a November celebration in Bagan, an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. The celebration called, Anyeint is part of a longer event around the construction of the Shwezigon Pagoda. Anyeint itself is entertainment . . . dancing, theatre, singing and – of course – a parade of jokers.
Carved from solid teak and positioned on a stand. A small piece is missing from the right ear. Otherwise is great condition. Notice the ear rings and braid on the back of the head.
For the Serious Collector. These are very hard to find.