Top part of a slit drum (Kentongan), decorated with the head of Nāga.

Indonesia, East Java
12th / 13th century
Head 9 cm.; chain 33 cm.

Provenance: Christie's Amsterdam, 21 November 1990, lot no. 105; Claire and Aziz Bassoul Collection, 2007

Literature: A. Bassoul, 'Human and Divine- 'The Hindu and Buddhist Iconography of Southeast Asian Art from the Claire and Aziz Bassoul Collection 'Beirut 2006, p. 310, no. 125 (ill.)

Catalogue: Asian Art
Period: Medieval

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