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Pair of Naga brackets

Red lacquered wood with mirror inlays on
black lacquer and lead

Burma/Myanmar, Mandalay Period: c. 19th Century
BC 86.01.26.01a, BC 86.01.26.01b; Northern Illinois University
Konrad and Sarah Bekker Collection

Identical heavy brackets, of which the main element is in the form of a Naga, probably once part of a wooden monastery. These are in teak wood covered with lacquer, partly gilded and with leaded inset colored mirrored glass.