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Ancient Nepalese Head of Lord Bharayva

Ancient Nepalese Head of Lord Bharayva

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1700: Item # 1406860
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Ancient well-carved Bharayva Mask of wood on a custom stand. Bhairava (Sanskrit: frightful) is a Hindu Tantric deity worshiped by Hindus. Ritually given liquor spirits during ceremonies. In Shaivism, he is a fierce manifestation of Shiva associated with annihilation. Provenance: Spinks London 1985, Handley Collection

Date: 15th C

Dimensions: 33" tall X 17.5" wide with stand, statue alone is 27" tall X 18.5" wide and 5" deep