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sculpture sculpture
sculpture NAGA
Burma/Myanmar
Lacquer, wood, gilded and mirror inlay
h. 83 cm., w. 28 1/2 cm.
Gift of Konrad and Sarah Bekker, 1987
BC87.01.14

NAGA, carved wood, lacquered and gilded, with mirror inlay. Burmese dragon (serpent) head, probably part of a complete Naga. Some tin in flourishments covered with lacquer. Used extensively as a decorative theme. Head and neck of naga carved out of wood, lacquered and gilded and inlayed with mirror or glass inlay. Probably originally from a pagoda as decoration on building. Ferocious open mouth with teeth and tongue. Under chin and body is undecorated and plain.