Lot 75
 
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Brass

20th century
Maharashtra/Karnataka

Height: 4.5 in (11.25 cm)
Width: 3 in (7.5 cm)
Depth: 3 in (7.5 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 turban and a crown, and has a lingayat amulet container strung around its neck.




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  Lot 75 of 120  

FOLK AND TRIBAL ART AUCTION
26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

Estimate
$540 - 620
Rs 28,000 - 32,000

RESERVE NOT MET













 



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