Finely engraved small bronze altar of Vishnu with his consorts Shridevi and Bhudevi, cast in five parts. The three gods standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of each figure slotting into the frame. Karnataka / Maharashtra 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 20.8 cm high x 17 cm long x 6.5 cm deep, weight: 1980 g.
Small Indian bronze image depicting Sri Devi the wife of Vishnu, standing in tribhanga and holding a lotus bud. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: some verdigris, patina and traces of usage. Dimension: 7.2 cm high.
Indian demon chaser mask in bronze repousse from Karnataka in five parts: head, headband, ears and a tube within the head to permit the mounting on a pole. Backside with red paint. Please refer for a quite identical mask to: "Ritual Bronzes of Maharashtra and Karnataka" by Leo S. Figiel, M.D.: Fig. 7-65. Condition: traces of usage, back part of the head and headband with some dents. Dimension: 26.2 cm high.
A ritual copper bronze vessel for water, the spout made in the shape of a bull head. For a similar ewer named "gaumukhi" please refer to "Goetterwelt Indiens - Traditionelle Bronzekunst", Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim 1997, no. 166, page 239. Date: 19th to early 20th century. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension: 20.5 cm long x 19.2 cm high.
Figural bronze oil lamp with the goddess Laxmi seated at center flanked by two elephants, bathing her. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: good, chain with two amends, bronze with few thin areas. Dimension: lamp: 18 cm x 17 cm, chain: 82 cm long.
Massively, in two parts, cast bronze Linga and Yoni on a stepped base under a large cobra spreading her hood, the bull Nandi sitting on a protruding section. Karnataka / Maharashtra c. 1900. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: yoni with an old crack and small loss. Dimension: total height: 24.8 cm.
A bulbous holy water vessel for sacred Ganges water used by pilgrims. Made of brass and copper, decorated with six avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu. Made in the technique known as "ganga-jumna" referring to the two great rivers of North India. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: small quite invisible dents. Dimension: 13.4 cm high.
Six different antique ceremonial spoons used during Hindu worship for offering holy water to deities, from Maharashtra. Made of brass or bronze, the largest spoon in "ganga-jumna" technique (brass and copper). Three with cobra, two with lotus bud and one with dancing Krishna final. One with short inscription. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of usage. Dimension: 13.6 cm to 16.2 cm long.
Small bronze altar (pancayatana) made for home worship. Flat plinth on four feet with the figures of Annapurna, Ganesha and Nandi sitting around a Shiva lingam, further the symbols of sun, moon and the five balls (pancapinda). From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: base with an old repair, two holes maybe once for additional symbols or figures. Dimension: 10.5 cm long x 8 cm deep x 5.7 cm high.
Small Indian mask cast in bronze or brass, finely engraved. Depicting the crowned head of a male deity with bulging eyes and moustache. Karnataka / Maharashtra c. 19th century. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: fine. Dimension: 12 cm high x 12 cm wide x 8.5 cm deep.