We all know the three wise monkeys, who neither see, nor hear, nor speak any evil. But did you know they had a fourth friend? It’s unclear whether he – and I think it’s safe to assume it’s a he – is playing with himself, or protecting himself from getting a kick in the crotch, perhaps for seeing, hearing or speaking evil. Could it be that he is the evil the others are avoiding? His jaunty smile suggests he finds himself to be the wisest of them all.
This lovely statuette is about five inches wide and three inches tall and is made of the finest plastics available in Hong Kong at the time of manufacture.