Polychrome painted carved teak troll-like ( a supernatural being) head / mask figure, portraying an open mouthed tiger surrounding a human head with deer antler and necklace adornment and detail. Like the 'nats' ( a spirit in Burmese mythology whos cult is followed alongside Buddism) they were / are placed in and around Buddhist temples. Revered and perhaps even used as gaurdians to ward off evil and overseeing the protection of Buddha. This rare folk art figure was acquired in Burma and dates from the early 20th century. Measures 9" wide x 9" deep x 14" long.