G719.10 A LARGE CARVED LACQUERED AND GILDED FIGURE OF A FEMALE NAT WITH CHILD
H. 47 CM, 18 ½ INS
THE BASE WITH A BURMESE INSCRIPTION
This is probably Anauk Míbayá Nat, the Northern Queen. She was the mother of the Nats.
Nats are a group of spiritual beings whose worship predates the introduction of Buddhism to Burma, but continue to be worshipped today. The foremost centre of nat worship in Burma is Mount Popa, a well–known landmark near Pagan.
PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTION