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Lot 55
Set of two Wooden Figures


a) PANJURLI
SOUTH KARNATAKA
1930 - 1950
Painted hardwood
Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)
Length: 18.89 in (48 cm)
Width: 5.70 in (14.5 cm)


b) MAISANDAYA
SOUTH KARNATAKA
1930 - 1950
Painted hardwood
Height: 8.03 in (20.4 cm)
Length: 14.29 in (36.3 cm)
Width: 2.75 in (7 cm)

(Set of two)


In the bhuta tradition, Panjurli and Maisandaya are divine spirits worshipped by agrarian communities. Panjurli is a divine spirit form of a male wild boar, and Maisandaya is a deity in the form of a bull. The animals represented were either harmful to the land (the boar) or an asset (the bull). The totemic worship of these animal spirits was intended either as appeasement or celebration.

Maisandaya's four legs represent purity, compassion, truth and generosity, and he is linked to Nandi, Shiva???s mount. Maisandaya is believed to be voiceless.







  Lot 55 of 70  

REDISCOVERY: AUCTION OF ART AND COLLECTIBLES
22-23 JULY 2020

Estimate



Winning Bid
$866
Rs 64,080

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


PROVENANCE
Property of a Gentleman, Mumbai


 









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