Thank you for your patience while I conducted my research and prepared your answer Vicki.
From experience and research I can tell you This piece is a Buddha and the snakes are called Nagas,
are common in Buddhist art. Nagas are serpent beings from ancient Indian mythology. In early Hindu art, Nagas have human upper torsos but are snakes from the waist down. Judging from the picture, it was made circa 1870's to 1890's.
Searching auction house records and library databases provided recent sales results of qualified market comparable items. Using these I was able to determine the average market value minimum and maximum for you.
These recent completed sales gave your carved Buddha with Nagas statue a current market value of $200 - $300
As always, the price you are able to sell for may vary depending on venue, condition, market variances, and more.
I would recommend a starting asking price of $400
so that you can reduce if necessary since Market Value
represents what someone was willing to pay for an asset, not the amount it was offered for. Please let me know if you would like Insurance value as well.
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