Lot 7
 
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Brass
20th century
Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Height: 7.5 in (18.8 cm)
Width: 4.5 in (11.3 cm)
Depth: 10 in (25 cm)



Bastar is a predominantly tribal district in south Chhattisgarh, where various art and craft traditions with important socio-religious functions are practiced. Created using the 'lost wax' or cire perdue method of casting, this elephant was intended to be a votive offering to be placed either under a tree or in a 'devgudi' or village shrine, in order to protect the worshipper from predators, fulfil his or her wishes, or to give thanks to a deity.




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  Lot 7 of 75  

24-HOUR AUCTION: INDIAN FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AND OBJECTS
21-22 AUGUST 2012

Estimate
$280 - 375
Rs 15,000 - 20,000

Winning Bid
$483
Rs 26,105
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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