31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 117
 

AN ENGRAVED BRASS BETEL NUT CUTTER WITH A HOLY COW
Possibly Central or Southern India, 19th century

AN ENGRAVED BRASS BETEL NUT CUTTER WITH A HOLY COW
Possibly Central or Southern India, 19th century

In the shape of a cow bending forward, with inward-turned horns, a bump on its back, and a curved tail, the body engraved with clusters of four 'beaded eye' auspicious circles, concealing the thick blade to cut arepa nuts (also known as supari or betel nuts), 20.4cm long.

Sold for £625

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