A Baku, a combination of earthly animals, is a mythical animal that eats nightmares.

Baku – a mythical animal that eats nightmares; is summoned by saying “devour o baku;” a combination of animals with a hairy head, trunk-like nose, tusks, cow-like ears, spotted hide and ox tail.

Purchased with Funds provided by the B.C. Lottery Fund and the Asian Art Society of Victoria
c. 1903
AGGV 87.7
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