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20th century
Maharashtra/Karnataka

Height: 7.5 in (20 cm)
Width: 5.5 in (11.25 cm)
Depth: 5 in (13.75 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. This finely modelled mukha linga wears ornate ear-pendants in the form of stylized cobras, and a multi-layered turban, which may be removed to glimpse the lingam it covers.




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  Lot 1 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

Estimate
$3,080 - 3,465
Rs 1,60,000 - 1,80,000

Winning Bid
$2,967
Rs 1,54,284
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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