Naga Shaped Xylophone

Musical instrument in a form of a Naga. The Naga is a prominent mythological figure in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It is half human and half cobra, and is seen as a guardian of treasure. Nagas often decorate the interiors and exteriors of Buddhist temples. In this case the Naga body would be covered in wooden slats that create an echo chamber of a Pattala which is  a type of xylophone.


Circa: 19th century

Origin: Burma or Thailand

Material: Gilt wood

Condition: Very Good

Dimensions: 76" x 11" x 27" tall

Inventory number: DL882



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