Antique/Vintage Brass Nandi Figurine, India (9509A-GAH
H: 4.5” W: 2.25” D: 3.25” | FREE SHIPPING
This well articulated figurine features is Nandi decorated with jewels and recumbent on a high-tiered pedestal throne. Nandi figurines are placed on home altars for daily puja and are decorated with flowers and incense offerings as a sign of respect and this image has an attached incense holder for this purpose. Made using lost wax casting, it is a one-of-a-kind piece in very good condition with a fine patina and smooth surface.
Nandi is among the most frequent Hindu deities worshiped in public places, temples, homes, or on a home altar throughout India. As one of Hinduism’s mythical animals, Nandi is Shiva’s vahana, (his mount that transports him), attendant and leader of his attendants and guardian of all four-footed animals. A recumbent image of Nandi on a high pedestal throne with his face pointing to the main shrine usually guards the entrance to Shiva-dedicated temples. Nandi is a votive deity (murti) to help devotees focus, especially during puja, and small metalwork images are often placed along with images of other deities on a home altar. Women often visit or pay homage Nandi images and offer flowers and prayers for fertility. Using the lost-wax technique, this brass figurine is delicately incised with decorative details and has a beautiful patina due to its long use during daily Hindu puja. This piece is part of the VA Spiritual-and-Inspirational Collection of Hindu-Art and Deities-and-Legends and the Hindu-Cultural-and-Ritual Art Collection.
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|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 6 in|
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Ht: 4.5" Width: 2.25" Depth: 3.25"
11.43cm Width: 5.715cm Depth: 8.255 cm
Very good, patina and wear consistent with age and use
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