archway

Part of a carved wooden archway, made from teak wood. A wooden panel, roughly shaped like a right angled triangle with the right angle on the top right. It has a scalloped curve cut from the long edge, and a flat section to the right of this. It is intricately carved on both sides. On the front it is carved with a heavenly being in the top right corner and a makara on the top left, both are surrounded by swirling clouds. The back is carved with an interlocking flower and leaf design. The top edge is marked ‘LXIII’ (this slots into part 5) the right side ‘XLVIII’ (this slots into part 3) and ‘A/Right’ is written in blue pencil. The flat bottom edge is marked ‘LII’ (this slots into part 10). A label attached to the object reads ‘Front 10’ and ‘LX2’ is written on tape stuck to the object.

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