mjf1: Finial.

Madura Island, Indonesia.
Wood, pigments, metal. L: 31" (78.7 cm), H: 13" (33 cm), D: 1.5" (3.8 cm). 19th to 20th century.
Mystery object of a carved wood dragon figure, with metal highlight on the back and mouth.
A soldier or policeman with a rifle hunts a large wild animal (tiger?). Both figures are cut from sheet metal and painted.
It is unclear how this object was used. It was attached at one end to another object, like a finial.
However there are two wheels under the dragon, as if it was rolled or pulled like a toy.

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