18th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture depicting Shridevi - a form of Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. She is holding an open lotus in her left hand. Very nice casting - see her graciously bent figure, beautiful warm brown patina, high devotional wear with traces of sandalwood powder in crevices, overall in great condition for a votive piece. Height 2 3/8 inches.
Early 19th century votive Indian bronze Shiva lingam protected by Naga (cobra) with extended hood, and with a small figure of Nandi - the bull of Shiva - on the side of the lingam. Cast in Karnataka state, good casting and detailing, beautiful patina from being touched, compressed dust in crevices, very pleasant feel of age. Height 3 1/8 inches.
Unusually small 19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Bhudevi with bare breasts and pink lotus (nilotpala) in her right hand. Bhudevi is the consort of Vishnu and personifies the earth. Excellent casting and detailing, modeled with grace and beauty, wonderful brown patina, in excellent condition for a votive piece. Height 1 5/8 inches.