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  Asuraphat

 

Thailand

A khon mask of Asuraphat, a monkey character from the Ramakien. He is the son of Hanuman (fig.) with the ogress Benyagai (fig.), and he is depicted with a white complexion. His face is that of a monkey, but his head and body are that of a yak, i.e. an ogre. Hence he has a white face akin to his father and the black curly hair of his mother.

See also LIST OF RAMAKIEN CHARACTERS and POSTAGE STAMP.