A brass mask of Khandoba Karnataka or Maharashtra, 17th/18th century
Lot 1037
A brass mask of Khandoba Karnataka or Maharashtra, 17th/18th century
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A brass mask of Khandoba
Karnataka or Maharashtra, 17th/18th century
The domed cover with a bulging teardrop-shaped eyes, broad nose, long mustache, raised lips, and cleft chin, the face flanked by large ears. He wears a pendant necklace over his broad, spreading neck.
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high

Footnotes

  • Large faces of male deities—either a deified hero (vira) or Khandoba, a form of the god Shiva—are made in the Kalara coastal region of Maharashtra and northern Karnataka. They are used to front or rest next to stone lingas particularly on festival occasions, and may also have processional functions.

    Compare with a related example in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (M.84.228.4) in Pal, Indian Sculpture, no. 119a, p. 234.

    Provenance:
    J. Russell Wherritt Trust
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