All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1340128 (stock #3316)
Small bronze image of Annapurna; the Goddess of the hearth and food (as well a whacking big mountain named after her). She sits holding a ladle with which she feeds the world, with an unlimited amount of food. She is an incarnation of Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Annapurna symbolizes the divine aspect of nourishing care. This item is circa 17th/18th CE. Excellent patina, originally from Tamil Nadu. It has some tiny “casting” holes and tears on the base- please examine enlargements...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #1334603 (stock #3228)
Abhaya Asian Antiques
Small clay fertility “Venus” cult image of a woman from the Merhgarh culture circa 4000 years old, from what is now Baluchistan, Pakistan. These were the first ceramic figures to be discovered in South Asia. H: 8cm/3.1in. Arms and legs broken off