Posted By: Patricia Burge Tue, Jun 22, 2021 IP: 2600:1700:9e10:88e0:
I recently purchased this at an estate sale and I’m trying to figure out what it is. I was told it was Asian but not sure if it's Chinese, Balinese or from some other area. It appears to be hand carved from stone (I thought blue stone but not sure). It is extremely heavy for its size which is about 24” long by 8-9 inches wide. I'm not sure if it's a dragon or a serpent. As you can tell from the photo the body of the dragon/serpent is hollowed out to form two connecting shallow bowls. There are no drain holes. I’m currently using it under a downspout to divert water but my neighbor thinks it has a loftier purpose. Any help in identification would be appreciated.