Figure, with snake

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 89.15.1
Type: wooden sculpture; carving
Date of production:
19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, carved, with mirror inlay
Dimensions: 32 cm
Standing figure on a pedestal, with its knees bent, forms a dynamic composition with a multicoloured, stylised snake coiled around its limbs. The right hand of the figure is held aloft and the body of the snake is decorated with mirror inlay (mica) decoration. It may have been part of a sculptural group.