ANTIQUE SERPENT STATUE Figure Animal Sculpture Asian Home Bar Furniture Enhancer
Antique Serpent Guardian (Teripak / Dragon Serpent Snake) of the illusive Dayak Putussibau in Central Kalimantan, the elongated neck & tail(Creeper Vine / Berinjan curvilinear pattern) were placed on opposite ends of a Dayak home entrance as home protection against spirits during pregnancy, with each piece carved from single pieces of Ironwood(hardest wood in the world).
The Serpent is seen guarding an egg. Circa 1900, the tip end of the tail is chipped but otherwise everything else still in well taken care condition.
Highly rated primitive artifacts from Borneo!
Height(with stand): 27 & 46 cm / 10.6 & 18.1 inches
Width: 32 & 24 cm / 12.6 & 9.4 inches
Weight: 1.8 kg / 3.9 lb
After packing: 3.5 kg / 7.7 lb
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