Antique Brass Nandi, India (9509B-GAH) $155

$155.00

H: 3.5″  W: 1.75″  D: 2.5″ | FREE SHIPPING!

This finely cast antique figurine with finely articulated features portrays Nandi with jewels sitting recumbent on a high-tiered throne. Kneeling in reverence to serve  Lord Shiva he is a symbol of purity and strength. Small figurines were placed on home shrines with other deities and significant family items. Made using lost wax   it is a one-of-a-kind piece

 

Description

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 in Hindu puja and is in very good condition with casting and plating flaws and a surface scratch   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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Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Place of Origin

India

Period

Antique (1200-1920)

Date

19th Century

Materials and Technique

Bronze/brass/copper alloy

Dimensions (inches)

H: 3.5". W: 1.75". D: 2.5"

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 8.89cm Width: 4.44cm Depth: 6.36cm

Weight

11oz

Condition

Very good, see description

Reference Number

9509B-GAH

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