A pair of 19th century, sculptural horse heads. A distressed turquoise on traces of dark blue colour palette. At 27 cms high. 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 not only becoming inceasingly difficult to source but, unsually, have been painted in vibrant colours. 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 image 4, we personally witnessed a pair of horse heads playing just such a role in Sonagiri , a complex of impeccably maintained Jain temples. In India’s Bundelkhand region. This listing is for this A PAIR of horse heads in a distressed. Turquoise, as seen in the first image. Made from the tropical hardwood, close grain teak, with a hanging bracket attached to the back of both. A stunning way to add Bombay chic to any contemporary interior. Weight (together) : 1.8 Kgs. UK mainland dispatch by ParcelForce 48. The item “ANTIQUE VINTAGE INDIAN WOODEN HORSE HEAD SCULPTURES. TURQUOISE. LARGE PAIR” is in sale since Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian”. The seller is “lacewing-interiors” and is located in Hampton. 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, Bahrain, 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, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Region of Origin: Rajasthan, India.
- Product: Antique Indian Wooden Beam End. Horse Head form.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Close grain teak hardwood.
- Original/Repro: Original