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    Posted 5 years ago

    Hernameisr…
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    I don't know what these are, I found them for sale with some other Hindu God figurines.
    They are very small, only about 1.5" tall.
    The second picture is the bottom of the case. I really like the craftsmanship in these, I just wish I knew what they are.
    I'm not sure what they are made of, I think a chalky substance.
    Anyways, even if they are just a trinket I will still be happy to know what they are! Thank you!

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    1. wexval, 5 years ago
      The only thing that comes to mind is ink blocks. usually decorated black, but sometimes in various colors. as yours. Here are some with more information:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/186811-chinese-zodiax-ink-block-puzzle?in=user
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      http://www.mir.com.my/leofoo/Thai-amulets/molding/index.htm

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    3. wexval, 5 years ago
      Wow TA, I hope this gets a deserved 'Solved' status. So, not ink blocks, but Thai amulets. Completely new to me and good on you.
    4. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      yup wexzal they are amulets at first i didnt recognise them as usually some asians/thais put them in small clear casings and wear them with a string around their neck.

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