Figure, Meenakshi (Parvati) - Sterling silver 925 - Deity - India - mid 20th century

Description
Figure, Meenakshi (Parvati) - Sterling silver 925 - Deity - India - mid 20th century
Very good condition, see description - 17.5×0×0 cm

The cult of Meenakshi, avatar of Parvati, is strongly felt in southern India, where in Madurai, in the huge temple dedicated to her, the ceremony of the union between Parvati and Shiva (Meenakshi and Sundareswarar) has been held every day for 1000 years.

The statue is entirely handmade from very high purity silver (925/950), acid tested.

Characteristic features include the fish-shaped eyes and the parrot held in the hand.

There an opening at the top for essences that can be used in the Puja.

Slight imperfections are due to the fact that this piece is entirely handcrafted.

Height 17.5 cm, weight 180 g.

Lot details
Object
Figure, Meenakshi (Parvati)
Technique
handmade
Material
Sterling silver 925
Period
Mid 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
India
Theme/ depiction
Deity
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
17.5×0×0 cm
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