A 19th century, sculptural horse head with. A distressed turquoise painted finish on washed out, hand-carved teak. A large and imposing example at 32 cms in length. One of the larger of this genre we source. Sourced from Rajasthan, this highly decorative horse head started life as the end of a heavy internal beam or in 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. In images 5 & 6, we personally witnessed a pair of horse heads playing just such a role role in Sonagiri, a complex of impeccably maintained Jain temples. In India’s Bundelkhand region. This listing is for this one horse head in turquoise and. Teak , as seen in the first image. Made from the tropical hardwood, close grain teak, a hanging bracket fitted to the rear. Horse heads of this of this type and size are rare, though we have been lucky enough to source four from Rajasthan. Another two, a pair in natural teak, are shown in the centre of images 10 & 11, and available in a separate lacewing-interiors listing. They look impressive mounted singularly or in pairs. SEE LAST FOUR IMAGES FOR EXAMPLES. A stunning way to add Bombay chic to any contemporary interior. Weight: 1.46 Kgs. UK mainland dispatch by. Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item “ANTIQUE VINTAGE INDIAN WOODEN HORSE HEAD SCULPTURE. TURQUOISE” is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 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