A copper alloy naga hood panel
Cambodia, Khmer 12th/13th century
With green encrusted patina; the scalloped leaf-shaped panel cast with six highly stylized heads in profile connected to the main body by curving and ribbed bellies. The primary head is cast in high relief in a frontal orientation with a projecting rectangular jaw, spiraled nostrils and budging eyes framed by layered brows. The upper body is work with finely incised scales.
19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm) high