India (Maharashtra), 19th cent.
high: 31 cm.

exceptional large bronze of Khandoba, a local deity, who was integrated in the cult of Bhairava, the ferocious form of Shiva. Cast in three part: base with horse; the horserider Khandoba; and the aureole.

see, for smaller examples, for instance:A.L. Dallapiccola, Kult und Alltag – Gelbguss in der Volkskunst Indiens, Heidelberg, 1984, nrs. 88-95.

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