17th-18th century. 3 7/8" height. The Ape God stands with hands in prayer and his tail arched over his head. A folk figure for a home shrine intended to inspire by his strength and perseverance. Hanuman’s role is deeply imbedded in Hindu myth chronicled in the Ramayana Hanuman joined Rama in his quest to find Sita, who he finds captive in a garden on Lanka. Minor wear from puja.