Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art

3,962 objects
FSC-P-6972

Roof tile

https://asia.si.edu/object/FSC-P-6972
S2018.5

Naga ring

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2018.5

Exquisitely fashioned from 22 carat gold, the ring takes the shape of a coiled naga. The tip of its tail coils close beside the band, and the body spirals around the finger, culminating in a powerful face with bulging eyes, upturned snout, and mouth with fanged teeth and extended tongue. The serpent’s scales are individually …