A very rare bronze figure of an Indian Godess, a rarely depicted Hindu deity, perhaps Meenakshi, a form of Parvati ca. 16th.-17th. century.
The rather massive figure a female figure with two sides, representing two versions of a godess, with two different faces, 4 arms and toes on either side. One godess holds a Parrot.
The material is an alloy of bronze or and early form of brass.
Size: 20,5 cm. including the fine trapezoid base in teak, ca. 15,5 cm. alone. A mid 20th. century mounting.
Condition: Choice, finely patinated with even wear and many tiny marks from use. Very attractive and a must have for any collector of Indian, Hindu and Jain art.
Ex. Old Danish private Collection