Pair of Naga brackets
Red lacquered wood with mirror inlays on
black lacquer and lead
Burma/Myanmar, Mandalay Period: c. 19th Century
BC 86.01.26.01a, BC 86.01.26.01b; Northern Illinois University
Konrad and Sarah Bekker Collection
Identical heavy brackets, of which the main element is in the form of a Naga, probably once part of a wooden monastery. These are in teak wood covered with lacquer, partly gilded and with leaded inset colored mirrored glass.