28,0 cm high
Double-headed Cobra, three parts.
good, one broken part was glued
The Mahlia-Kond live in the tribal-area of Orissa in the north-east of India
From the middle of the 19th century till the beginning of the 20th century nomadic blacksmiths manufactured these statues for the Kond in cire perdue (lost-wax technique)
For more information please read the article by Barbara Boal in “Publications”