Large and beautifully hand carved wooden King cobra snake.
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), also known as the hamadryad, is a venomous snake species in the family Elapidae, endemic to forests from India through Southeast Asia. It is a highly venomous and dangerous snake when agitated or provoked that has a fearsome reputation in its range, although it is typically shy and avoids confrontation with humans when possible. The king cobra is a prominent symbol in the mythology and folk traditions of India, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, often as a guardian or a symbol of rebirth and enlightenment.
This king cobra snake has fantastic detail and is a stunning piece that would make a great centrepiece for a table, or an altar.
Measures approximately 40cm high and 28cm wide.