Late 18th Century Thai Bronze Garuda

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Listed as Circa 19th Century , although the previous  owner a retired judge in southern Thailand, dates it over 300 years old.  

Garuda as the masthead of Thai royal barge.

Thailand uses the Garuda (Thaiครุฑ, khrut) as its national symbol,[36] as well as their currency.[37]

  • One form of the Garuda used in Thailand as a sign of the royal family is called Khrut Pha, meaning "Garuda, the vehicle (of Vishnu)."
  • Kingdom of Siam has an image of Garuda in their coins at least since Ayutthaya era.[37]
  • The statue and images of Garuda adorn many Buddhist temples in Thailand. It also has become the cultural symbol of Thailand.
  • The figure of Garuda also installed as the figurehead or masthead of Thai royal barges.