Large antique deeply carved oak panel. It appears to be a depiction of Illuyanka a dragon from Mesopotamian Mythology. Illuyanka was a serpentine dragon slain by Teshub the god of sky and storm. The myth is found in Catalogue des Textes Hittites.Teshub and Illuyanka fight and the dragon Illuyanka wins. After his defeat, Teshub then creates a trap for the dragon using large quantities of food and drink to get Illuyanka drunk. Once inebriated, the dragon is bound with ropes and the Sky God Teshub then kills the dragon. This panel has at one time been used as a coat hook. The hooks are missing but could easily be replaced. Or hang him as the work of art he is. There are traces of white paint on the sides and some dots here and there. Carved in good old English oak and is very heavy.
The panel measures 30x14 inched. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models".The seller is "thatsworthmoney" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Vietnam.