Gilt, glass-inlaid ornament; fragment

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 89.9.1
Type: lacquers; carving; architectural fragment
Date of production:
19 − 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, painted, lacquered, gilt, with glass and mirror inlay
Dimensions: height: 23 cm
Naga (dragon-snake) shaped building fragment with ornamental decoration, large mirror and green glass inlay.
The naga sculpture is a common ornamental figure in Pagan architecture, placed on two sides at the entrance to temples and monasteries, or as figures on walls in a vertical position.