Lot 5
 
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KERALA/TAMIL NADU
CIRCA 20TH CENTURY

a) Wood
19.5 in (49.6 cm) high

b) Wood
19.5 in (49.5 cm) high

(Set of two)


Snakes or nagas have always been depicted in Hindu art and architecture as potent symbols. The hooded cobra is seen as a protector and guardian, and the snake is associated with Shiva and Vishnu in iconographic representation. Capitals of columns, awnings and doorways to homes and temples were sometimes carved with images of snakes to serve as symbols of protection. The present lot has carvings of hooded snakes who seem imbued with an essential energy stemming from the artist's carving skills.




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  Lot 5 of 64  

LIVING TRADITIONS: FOLK AND TRIBAL
11-12 APRIL 2018

Estimate
$2,345 - 3,125
Rs 1,50,000 - 2,00,000

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