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Knife handle in the shape of a monkey
Place of Origin: Thailand or Myanmar (Burma)
Date: approx. 1825-1875
Materials: ivory
Dimensions: H. 4 1/8 in, H. 10.2 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bunker
Department: Southeast Asian Art
Collection: Arms And Armament
Object Number: B86W4
On Display: No

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Label: This knife handle is carved in the shape of a monkey, probably Hanuman, the monkey hero of the Rama legends.

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Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010
Label: This knife handle is carved in the shape of a monkey, probably Hanuman, the monkey hero of the Rama legends.
Exhibition History: "Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma" Asian Art Museum, October 23, 2009 - January 10, 2010