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TIGER VAHANA


Karnataka (South India), Circa early 20th century
Wood, traces of Polychrome
Height: 33 in (72.6 cm)
Width: 11.5 in (25.3 cm)
Depth: 7.5 in (16.5 cm)



A charming Tiger Vahana with excellent patina and extensive polychroming. The tiger has wide bulging eyes and an open mouth with large exposed teeth and a long protruding tongue. The muscular torso is adorned by a collar with a pendant. The tiger is the vehicle of, and sacred to, the Hindu goddess, Durga. Her consort, Shiva, sometimes evoked as Shambo, wears a tiger skin to indicate that he is beyond the bounds of the natural world.







  Lot 29 of 85  

THE COLLECTOR`S EYE
27-28 MAY 2020

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$744
Rs 55,056

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PUBLISHED
J P Waghorne, "Vahanas: Conveyors of the Gods," Marg: Living Wood, Bombay: Marg Publications, 1992, pp. 15-28


 









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