31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art
 
  Lot 141
 

A CAST BRASS SHAIVA TEMPLE BELL WITH NANDI THE BULL
Southern India, 17th - 18th century

A CAST BRASS SHAIVA TEMPLE BELL WITH NANDI THE BULL
Southern India, 17th - 18th century

Of typical splayed conical shape, rising to a baluster-shaped stem, surmounted by a finial in the shape of Shiva's vahana (vehicle), Nandi the Bull, in front of it a yoni-linga symbol emphasising the ritual and ceremonial use of this bell in a religious, templar context, 25.5cm high.

Estimated at £600 - £800

 

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