Posted 8 years ago
What a mystery to me I am sad to say. The head is solid brass, the carving details are amazing and so beautiful. The inside has been hollowed out a bit, and as you can see, the long thin piece ( also has carvings on top featherlike or leaflike..) can slide in and out, and if feels like the delicate carved tail could slide in and out as well, I do not wish to force it, but it has some give. Oddly, the individual parts have numbers carved into them as follows: long thin hooked- 36/ body-26/ tail-29.