This was found in Wat Viharnra Sien, a chinese temple in Rayong province, Thailand. The temple is very well endowed and is bursting with statues made mainly from bronze. This particular figure is around 1 metre tall and you can see that the inkwell for the pen is balanced behind on the foot which is bent backwards and attached by a zig-zag strap to the demon’s body. Many of the statues in this temple have a lot of fun built into them deliberately.
From the collection – ‘Siam 3: Explore’