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A glimpse of The Grand Trunk Show at Bengaluru

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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

Lord Khandoba’s sculpture

Lord Khandoba is a Hindu deity who is worshipped in the region of the Indian Deccan. This statue features him with four arms, each wielding a weapon. He is seated on a horse standing statant on a rectangular pedestal. This miniature idol, now at The Great Eastern Home, is made out of bronze and belongs to the late 19th century.

The worship of Khandoba developed during the 9th and 10th centuries. In this period, this deity evolved from a folk deity into a composite god possessing the attributes of Shiva, Bhairava, Surya and Kartikeya. He is depicted either in the form of a Lingam or as an image riding on a bull or a horse. The foremost centre of Khandoba worship is Jejuri in Maharashtra. At Jejuri, legendary tales about him are narrated in folk songs which revolve around his many marriages and his victory over the Mani-malla demons.

Come come visit us at The Great Eastern Home at Byculla and take a good look at Lord Khandoba, along with our other miniature collections, all showcased within a glass box.

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Reference:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/statant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khandoba

http://www.khandoba.org/khandoba_history.html