Sculpture depicting the tribal earth goddess "Tari Pennu", the companion of the Supreme Being Boora Pennu, seated on an elephant and surrounded by a canopy.
Eastern India has various tribal population groups, the Kondh, among others.
In former times, members of the Kondh tribe sacrificed people to this goddess to ask for a good harvest. Later on, they were replaced by bull sacrifices
(Orissa, East India, 19th century)
Source: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 13
weight = 0.35 kg
- Total nr of items
- Second half 20th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Very good condition, see description
- 18.5×7×10 cm