Description & Technical information

The mythical beast with curling mane, open mouth with protruding tongue and sharp teeth. The ivory hilt carved entirely with rows of dense scrolls.

Date:  17th / 18th century
Period:  1750-1850, 1850-1900, 17th century, 18th century
Origin:  Sri Lanka
Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: 13 cm (5¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Arms & armour, Oriental and Asian Art, Sculpture