Collection Area: Southeast Asian Art

145 objects
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 …

LTS2015.3.2

Naga oil lamp

https://asia.si.edu/object/LTS2015.3.2

The bronze lamp hangs from a linked chain and bent hook, the main component in the shape of a serpent with an upraised head and tail. The head supports a flat dish that held the oil, where a small wick would have provided the flame. The serpent has an open mouth with pronounced teeth and …

FSC-P-6747

Sherd

https://asia.si.edu/object/FSC-P-6747