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KARNATAKA/KERALA
CIRCA 20TH CENTURY
Bronze
17.25 in (44.1 cm) high


Ritual mirrors represent profound concepts of the unity and separation of the human self and god, and of illusion and reflection or pratibimba. The present lot is an example of a sacred mirror which
inverts the notion of reflecting the image of the viewer, as it is made not of reflective glass, but of polished metal. It is shaped and decorated in a manner similar to an object of everyday use, but it would be an object of worship for the devotee, as opposed to one for self-viewing. It ties into the performative aspects of the Theyyam tradition of northern Kerala.




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  Lot 4 of 64  

LIVING TRADITIONS: FOLK AND TRIBAL
11-12 APRIL 2018

Estimate
$8,595 - 10,160
Rs 5,50,000 - 6,50,000

Winning Bid
$8,820
Rs 5,64,480
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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