Lot 31
 
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MAHARASHTRA/KARNATAKA
19TH CENTURY
Brass
12 in (30.5 cm) high

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY


Nandi is the vahana or mount of Shiva. He is depicted as a bull, though in South Indian iconography, he may assume a human form with the head of a bull. As the guardian of Kailash, the abode of Shiva and Parvati, Nandi represents virility, strength and fertility. He is worshipped widely across India, and is often seen at the entrances of Shaivite temples.

The Nandi is typically represented as Nandikesvara in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. In areas such as coastal Karnataka and Mellakettu, Nandikesvara is the main deity, worshipped either as an elongated wooden bull, or an anthropomorphic standing figure with a bull's head. Along the Karnataka Kerala border, Nandi may be referred to as Maisandaya.




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  Lot 31 of 75  

LIVING TRADITIONS: FOLK & TRIBAL ART
16-17 MARCH 2016

Estimate
$4,170 - 5,685
Rs 2,75,000 - 3,75,000

Winning Bid
$5,027
Rs 3,31,800
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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