Small bronze altar of four-armed Vishnu, cast in three parts. The deity is standing under an arch with a kirthi-mukha at the apex, the base of figure is figure slotting into the base. Condition: good, arch a bit slanting. Dimension: 16.9 cm high x 9.6 cm wide.
A small cast bronze figure group of the sitting, elephant-headed god Ganesha with his Shakti on the thigh. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with a small hole. Dimension: 4.6 cm high.
A small cast copper bronze figure of the elephant-headed god Ganesha, depicted here four-armed and sitting on a square base, holding different attributes. From a Swiss lady's private collection. Condition: traces of extensive worship, base with thin areas and holes, trunk with a breakage. Dimension: 5.6 cm high.
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.
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.