Asian Tribal Art - Sacred brass bowl, Maharashtra Province, India

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Offering bowl
Maharashtra Province, India
Brass
circa 16th/17th century
4" (10 cm) high

This rare Shaivite sacred bowl is adorned with five representations of the dreadlocked Hindu god, Shiva. Alternating the faces are attribute objects of Shiva: crescent moon, sun, trident, scythe,and grasping tool. Encircling the rim are five Nandi (Shiva's bull) sitting in front of a lingam shrine. Jungli brass objects of India were "wild" objects cast by non-professionals because professional sculptors were few.
#2747
  

$1900


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