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Figures, decapitated

Thai 'Sawankhalok'14th-15th Century figuresThai "Sawankhalok" 14th-15th Century figures. Small slim female figurines, often with a child in its arms, generally reguarded as ceromonial items. In cermonies danger caused by evil spirits, sickness and anything bad can be transferred from the person to the small figurines and the spirits placeted by breaking the neck of the figurine. Most figures found in the antiques trade have their necks restored.

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