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    an indian bronze figure of a horse

    Antique AN INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE
    • Antique AN INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE
    • Antique AN INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE
    • Antique AN INDIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A HORSE

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    19th century
    Bronze
    19 cm x 14 cm x 7.5cm

     

    The horse is often identified as the Vahana (vehicle) of the deity Khandoba, regarded in Maharashtra as the guardian of the Deccan. Khandoba is the representation of Lord Shiva in the local Shaiva cult from Maharashtra.
     
    “His foremost wife is Parvati, but there in the uplands of the Deccan he is given a second wife who is considered to be a girl from one of the local pastoral communities. It has been suggested that tribal or itinerant populations would find Shiva as Khandoba more accessible because of his marriage to one of their own people. Consistent with distinct personality, seem in his own myth-cycle and ritual practices, Khandoba has his own iconography. He invariably rides a horse- suitable for the deity of a pastoral people- and is depicted with his consort tucked beside him.” T. Richard Blurton, Hindu Art, (England, 1992, reprinted 2007) p.93-94
     
    The present horse, shown without consorts, presents some similarities in style and shape with the ones from Maharashtra and Karnatata.

    Antiques.co.uk Ref: V99RW2PM

    Materials:
    Bronze
    Width (cm):
    14
    Height (cm):
    19
    Depth (cm):
    7.5
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