Carved wooden panel from a rice mortar depicting a kinnaree, a female version of the Buddhist or Hindu kinnara, or celestial lover. She is depicted as part-human, part bird and is one of the many creatures that inhabit the mythical Himavanta. She has the head, torso, and arms of a woman and the wings, tail and feet of a swan. She is renowned for her dance, song and poetry, and is a traditional symbol of feminine beauty, grace and accomplishment.
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