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Lord Khandoba’s Sculpture

Lord Khandoba is a folk deity worshiped especially in the Indian Deccan. The sculpture pictured below features him seated in an upright position on a horseback holding a sword in one hand and shield in the other whereas the horse is stationed in passant position on a rectangular low base. The sculpture belongs to the late 18th century or early 19th century A.D.  It is made using a mixture of brass and bronze which over the years has developed a brown film over the surface.

Despite being a miniature sculpture, the details aren’t spared, each element is finely emphasized. You can know more about our artifacts collection from http://www.thegreateasternhome.com.

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18th century high relief sculpture

An 18th century sculpture, it features a man standing on a pedestal and playing a bugle. The attire of the man looks that of a commoner’s as he is seen wearing a frock-coat with a scarf wrapped around his neck and a tight garment below along with a turban on his head. To his left is a young boy also playing a bugle. The man is flanked by animals. The bugle has its own history: it has always been a simple brass instrument having no valves or other pitch-altering devices and it is played by using the facial muscles alone (embouchure). The wood sculpture shows its age and damage has almost obscured the details.

The original location of this piece is unknown but it most certainly shows the workmanship of an old art form.  You can view many more artifacts just like this at http://www.thegreateasternhome.com or at our store, which makes a visit a treat for any history and antiquities buff.

The Great Eastern Home 18th century high relief sculpture