Lot 100
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20th century
Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Height: 7 in (17.8 cm)
Width: 11.5 in (29.2 cm)
Depth: 10 in (25.4 cm)

Created using the 'lost wax' or cire perdue method of casting by professional metal casters known as 'ghadvas', this elaborate diorama-like tableau depicts the annual festival dedicated to Indra, God of rain. This festival takes place before the sowing season, and during its course, offerings are made to Indra to ensure a bountiful crop. Here, two figures of the God are surrounded by tribes people busy with various tasks, including the erection of traditional totem poles, and playing music, an integral part of tribal life.

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  Lot 100 of 120  

26-27 FEBRUARY 2013

$350 - 385
Rs 18,000 - 20,000

Winning Bid
Rs 25,990
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


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