Lot 74
 
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Brass

20th century
Maharashtra/Karnataka

Height: 11.00 in (18.75 cm)
Width: 7.00 in (12.5 cm)
Depth: 3.00 in (5 cm)



This metal mask with a peaked crown represents Khandoba, a deified 'vira' or folk hero-king who is believed to be a form or incarnation of Lord Shiva. A popular family deity, Khandoba is worshipped in west and south India, and is the patron of farmers and warriors. Like mukha lingas, these masks are used to front and give a face or iconic form to the abstract Shiva lingam, the most sacred form of this powerful god. Sometimes they are placed next to the ligam, and may be taken out in processions on festive occasions to represent it, including the annual pilgrimage to the Khandoba temple in Jejuri, Maharashtra.




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  Lot 74 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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