Phenomenal Ireng Wood Bali Dragon God Carving. Naga Besukian. Artist Signed. Bali
Bali, an Indonesian island located between Java and Lombok, is known for its Ireng wood carvings. Ireng is very heavy and very strong. This carving is of the dragon god Naga Besukian residing in a stone representation at the Pura Besakih Temple in Bali. This was hand carved by Ny Mergeg in the Sukawati area, known for its art market. The detail is phenomenal. The headdress reflects the Hindu influence. Circa mid-1900’s. Very rare and in pristine condition.
For the Serious Collector.