Mid-19th century , sculptural horse heads with. Painted in a turquoise and baby blue. Sourced from Rajasthan, these highly decorative horse head started life as 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. In images 8 & 9, we personally witnessed pairs 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 the one of the horse heads in distressed turquoise and baby blue over coral underpainting, in hand-carved teak.
As seen in the first image. Made from the tropical hardwood, close grain teak, mounted on a later metal stand.
Larger horse heads of this type are particularly rare, though we have been lucky enough to recently source several from Rajasthan as seen in the last image, and available in a separate lacewing-interiors listings. They look impressive mounted singularly or in pairs. SEE IMAGES 10, 11 &. A stunning way to add Bombay chic to any contemporary interior.Weights: 1.705 & 1.815 Kgs. A COMPLIMENTARY PAIR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item "ANTIQUE / VINTAGE INDIAN WOODEN HORSE HEAD SCULPTURE on STAND. TURQUOISE & BLUE" is in sale since Sunday, September 23, 2018.
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