Sculpture (1) - iron - India - Second half 20th century

Description
Sculpture (1) - iron - India - Second half 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 18.5×7×10 cm

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

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Sculpture
Material
iron
Period
Second half 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
India
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
18.5×7×10 cm
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