A painting of Naga Kunya, less common than statue representations.A different take on the figure, without the coiling up of the body beneath the torso.
A real colorful artifact. All of the figures have wings, which gives them something in common with their mortal enemies, the garudas. Normal nagas did not have wings.
The garudas are said to have enormous wingspans and were always hunting nagas. The nagas took to swollowing stones, making them too heavy for the garudas to carry, so they gave up until they found out the secret and then started grabbing the nagas by the tail, forcing them to vomit out the stone, and off the garuda went with his dinner clutched in his claws. Later according to one sutra, the Buddha made peace between the garudas and nagas.