Jerry Solomon
Indian Bronze Candle Holder
A kneeling bronze sculpture of the Hindu God, Garuda. In Hinduism, Garuda is usually the mount of the Lord Vishnu. Garuda is depicted as having the body of a strong man with wings and the beak of an eagle. He is worshipped in all forms of Hinduism and Buddhism, which often gets confusing when dealing with Hindu or Buddhist iconographies. This bronze is exceptional as a candle holder. The modeling is simple and powerful. Most likely from South Indian and is 17th century.

India. 17th century. H: 10.75", W: 10".


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matched Pair of Phlippine Bulul (rice guardian figures) by the known master Tagiling, early 20th century