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Antique carved wooden horse from India rafter tail


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The rafter tail is the end of the roof rafter which is architecturally visible. In times past, many cultures would carve traditional objects and design at ends of the rafter tails. This galloping horse is the carved rafter tail from an old Indian building.

Deeply carved from unknown hardwood, the horse is outfitted with a mounting bracket on the back so he can easily be hung on a wall. dimensions top to bottom 10 inches, 4 inches wide and 5 inches deep. Wonderful patina showing lots of age