Sourced from Bombay, 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 increasingly 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. This listing is for this horse heads in a distressed.Turquoise, as seen in the images. 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "biffchipandkipper" and is located in this country: GB.
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