Indian Hindu Mermaid--19thc Dated Hanging Sculpture

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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Clay: Pre 1900: Item # 763105

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Indian Hindu Mermaid--19thc Dated Hanging Sculpture

A carved clay Indian Hindu figure in the shape of a mermaid, with the underside deeply incised with the image of an eagle over a shield with the date 1877. The mermaid is suspended from a newer chain and holds both of her hands aloft to hold the sign or a light. She is coated with a heavy layer of brown weathered outdoor paint, and measuring approx. 28"L x 7-1/2"W x 15"H. Condition: Age wear and some minor cracks; coated with a thick layer of paint, uneven. Lacking the parts once held in the hands.--very striking piece designed to be suspended--would make a very exotic lamp.

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