Lot 28
 
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Copper and glass

20th century
Maharashtra

Height: 11.5 in (28.8 cm)
Width: 8.5 in (21.3 cm)
Depth: 8 in (20 cm)



The 'mukha linga' is a covering used to give a face or iconic form to the abstract Shiva lingam, the most sacred form of this powerful god. The face on these coverings, generally made from metal, allowed worshippers to both see and be seen by Shiva, a very important aspect of their ritual. The present example has been made in the round of beaten copper, and has glass eyes.




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  Lot 28 of 75  

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

Estimate
Rs 50,000 - 60,000
$930 - 1,115

Winning Bid
Rs 75,670
$1,401
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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