Bilu ma (female ogre) seated as guardian figure
Red lacquered wood with gilding and glass inlays
Burma/Myanmar, Mandalay Period: 19th Century
BC 87.01.04.00; Northern Illinois University
Konrad and Sarah Bekker Collection
The Bilu ma (female ogre), almost always seen in a pair with a Bilu, differs from the male figure by the position of the knees; and her face, headpiece, and dress are much simpler than those of her male counterpart.