7. G717.7 A gilded teakwood figure of the Nat Ma Nay Le


Sculpture

7. G717.7 A gilded teakwood figure of the Nat Ma Nay Le. 

Burma, Probably Tai Yai (Shan States)
18th-19th century
H. 26 cms, 10 ¼ ins

“Little Lady”, or “Miss Lonesome”; also called “the little lady with the flute”. Represented as an infant with no clothes on her torso, she is the daughter and the orphan of Tong Ban Hla, “Lady Three Times Beautiful”. She is nowadays very popular as the protector of children and also for bringing good fortune. She could be represented only by a swinging basket with eggs in it.

She was number 37 on the royal list.

For a related example, please see: Performing Nat Pwe – CENTER FOR BURMA STUDIES

Price: £450 [WAS £600]