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Indian Bronze Offering Chalice With Sacred Peacocks
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Indian Bronze Offering Chalice With Sacred Peacocks

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1940: Item # 1242355
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Beautiful bronze offering chalice from India with one large peacock surrounded by four smaller peacocks, bowing their heads in worship to the central bird. The chalice has a hinge on its front and back, which could secured shut with a pin or rope. The bronze has some red patina on the feathers of each bird and has bronze patina. The peacock is the national bird of India and is also considered a vehicle to the Hindu lord Murugan. Provenance James Coburn Estate, Age 18th/19th century Size: 8.25" height, 3" width