Lot 31
 
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Brass

20th century
Maharashtra/Karnataka

Height: 5 in (12.5 cm)
Width: 3.5 in (8.75 cm)
Depth: 3.5 in (8.75 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. Here the mukha linga wears a Maratha style turban.




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  Lot 31 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

Estimate
$465 - 540
Rs 24,000 - 28,000

Winning Bid
$483
Rs 25,116
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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