A rare Indian alabaster figure of a seated European. Height: 4 1/8 in. 19th cent.
The figure is seated cross-legged in the Indian manner, but wears European dress apart from the cap or turban and shoes. He is presumably a merchant. The nose is chipped and the figure was clearly holding something in his right hand, which has now been lost. Such figures reflect Indian curiosity about European dress and manners during the ...click for details
A heavy Indian cast and spun brass lota (waterpot) with a bulbous body and flaring neck, the straight lingam-yoni spout with a trefoil mount. Inscription on the lip, possibly giving name of the owner? Height: 9 1/2 in. (24.5 cm.). Probably Northern India. Moghul, 17th century. Fine condition.
Zebrowski shows a group of related examples in Gold, Silver and Bronze from Moghul India.
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