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18c Indian bronze RUKMINI consort of VITTHALI

18c Indian bronze RUKMINI consort of VITTHALI


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800: Item # 1327965
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18th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of Rukmini - a consort of Vitthali, who is regarded as a form of Vishnu or Krishna. His name means “standing on a brick”, he is usually shown in characteristic stance with his hands on his hips, he is also known as Vithoba or Panduranga, and is worshipped in particular in Pandharpur, not far from Bombay. She is shown with the same hand positioning, very good casting and sharp detailing, very beautiful patina, traces of red paste used during puja ceremony. Cast in the state of Maharashtra, not a very common icon. Height 1 7/8 inches.