A mid-19th century , sculptural horse head with. Distressed, hand-carved waxed teak. A simpler, almost naive example, compared to some. 32 cms in length. 36 CMS HIGH, inc. Sourced from Rajasthan, this highly decorative horse head started life as one of a pair either side of a doorway in a haveli, or merchant’s mansion, circa 1850. These hand-carved wooden sculptures are becoming inceasingly difficult to source. In their previous incarnation, horse heads were also fixed to exterior door posts to ward off spirits and offer protection and strength for the occupants withi. We personally witnessed a pairs of horse heads playing just such a role role in Sonagiri, a complex of impeccably maintained Jain temples. In India’s Bundelkhand region, and in the 11th c. Juna Mahal in Dungarpur. IMAGES 8 & 9. This listing is for the one horse head in distressed hand-carved waxed teak. As seen in the first image. Made from the tropical hardwood, close grain teak, mounted on a later metal stand. There is a patch, bottom left, where this horse head was removed from its original doorway setting, though this is no way detracts from its appeal. They look impressive mounted singularly or in pairs. SEE IMAGES 10, 11 & 12. A stunning way to add Bombay chic to any contemporary interior. Stand: 12.5 cms. Weight: 2.08 Kgs. UK mainland dispatch by. Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item “ANTIQUE VINTAGE INDIAN TEAK WOODEN HORSE HEAD SCULPTURE ON LATER STAND” is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian”. The seller is “lacewing-interiors” and is located in Hampton, Middlesex. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahrain, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Region of Origin: Indian
- Product: Sculpture
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Close grain teak hardwood.
- Original/Repro: Original