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Fanciful and flamboyant rendering of a crowned beast from Central Java, which combines the attributes of a naga or dragon with the raised trunk of an elephant. While the origin and function of this carving is somewhat obscure, it has been suggested that this image was once affixed to a door lintel as a decorative device.

Central Java
Wood with applied colors, height: 123 cm
National Museum - Jakarta

The Head of A Dragon
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