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TA06002: INDIAN WOOD NANDI BULL FIGURE

South Indian Sculpture of Nandi


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TA06002
South Indian carved wood sculpture depicting the Hindu deity of Nandi, a recumbent black bull figure, known within the Hindu faith as the vehicle for Siva, often depicted in sculpture in a Hindu temple facing Lord Siva, often prayed to as a wish-fulfiller, carved from assembled dense hardwood covered in a rich black pigment, garland beaded adornments around the neck, horns, chest, buttocks and ankles, strung with brass bells, wood, coconut and horn beads, forehead decorated with a detailed round silver repoussé mount, the bull well carved with thick neck, short horns, wide eyes, benign mouth, open nostrils, legs folded underneath body, long tail curled to his right, all supported on a large rectangular waist pedestal serving as the base with black and yellow lotus type painting.
Fine condition.
The bull with pedestal & legs measure: 35 inches high x 16-1/4 inches deep. x 31 inches wide. (The contemporary metal corner legs add an additional 6 inches in height to the original sculpture of 29 inches high).
Weight: 153 lbs.
Circa 1920.

$10,000.

Note: Nandi is usually portrayed as a white bull, however the tradition in Southern India is for a Black Bull to be depicted. Similar depictions can be found in black stone near Bangalore. This Nandi figure was probably made as a devotional object for a small temple complex in the region nearby.
$10000.00
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UH80011: Chain Stitch Decorative Area Rug, Kashmir Valley

Traditional Indian Wool Chain Stitch Decorative Area Rug, Kashmir Valley, India


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UH80011
Traditional Indian Wool Chain Stitch Decorative Area Rug, Kashmir Valley, India. Hand embroidered on a cotton and linen blend background and backing. A bright floral design of orange hue blossoms on a bed of green foliage surrounded by a smaller scale floral band border in multiple colours on a white ground. Imported by Nasser Rahmanan’s Masterlooms, New Jersey.
Backside label: rug no. 2139, size: 5-6 x 8-6, Quality Jasmine, Design 118-444.
Circa 1999.
Minor signs of use and wear otherwise fine condition.
5 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 4 in.
12 lbs.
$750.
$750.00
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UH80026: Rajasthani Patchwork Tapestry

Rajasthani Patchwork Tapestry


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UH80026
Vintage Rajasthani Patchwork Tapestry, handcrafted, of several small irregular embroidered “patches” heavily embroidered with gold and silver paper wrapped threads couched down in a multitude of colours, some with reflective mirror backed portions, creating a mystical assemblage of patterns, bound with an outline of olive green cotton threads, black muslin surround and backing.
Condition: some lifting to some of the couched threads, otherwise fine condition.
Measuring: 78 in. x 96 in. 
20th century.
$1200.
$1200.00
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UH80027: Rajasthani Picchavai of Krisna & Radha Celebrating Holi

Rajasthani Picchavai of Krisna & Radha Celebrating Holi


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UH80027
Rajasthani Hindu Picchavai (Painted Temple Festival Wall Hanging) rendered in opaque watercolours and gold detailing on a cotton ground, depicting Krisna & Radha celebrating the Holi Festival, surrounded by 3 sets of Gopi (milk maids) in threes (18 total) dispersing the colours and some performing instruments all in a verdant lanscape with trees and four peacocks on the banks of the Yamuna River, shown with lotus and fish, floral painted border.
Condition, Stitched cotton backing, pigment losses from creases, some linear, some random, otherwise good.
Measuring: 47 in. x 70 in.
Early 20th century.
$600.
$600.00
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