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Bronze Holy Cup

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1134367 (stock# 343AOG)

Bronze Holy Cup
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$245 

This bronze panch patra was fabricated in Western India, probably in the state of Maharashtra, during the 19th Century.[147A] Embossed decorations of typical Indian floral and foliate designs are finely chiseled, encircling the top and bottom of the bronze cup between rows of concentric lines crafted by hammer and punch work.[144B] Panch patra are used in religious rituals in offering water to idols. An example can be seen in "Everyday Art of India".[147A] Letters from the Marathi lang ...click for details


Bronze Cast Embossed Votive Candle Holder

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1134012 (stock# 342AOG)

Bronze Cast Embossed Votive Candle Holder
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$125 

This bronze cast votive candle holder is embossed with high relief Indian patterns. The relief designs are a warm gold color set against a dark brown ground. They copiously overlay the holder, giving the religious object a tactile feel. The devotional lamp has multiple deep relief Indian designs using several motifs typical of Indian decorative art.[147M] The decorations are separated by bars and spots; the same borders can be seen on 2nd-4th Century stone carved panels in Buddhist stupas and th ...click for details


Bronze Ghee Lamp for Offering to Shiva

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Metalwork: Pre 1980   item# 1101893 (stock# 291AOG)

Bronze Ghee Lamp for Offering to Shiva
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$288 

This Ghee lamp is an elaborate devotional altar piece to the Hindu deity, Shiva. The bronze object incorporates Shiva's vehicle, Nandi the Bull, to hold the religious apparatus and Naga (Sanskrit for serpent) to balance the bowl above the Shiva Symbol. Shiva is in his most common aniconic symbol, the Lingham stone (phallus). The bowl, a three piece construction, probably held clarified cow butter for burning offerings to Shiva. The light from the butter flame symbolizes wisdom, dispelling th ...click for details

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