AUD $450.00

Antique Bronze Indian Deity

An old South Indian bronze Hindu statue of  "Lord Narasimha seated with Lakshmi on his knee", that would likely once have acted as a personal or household icon or guardian for a domestic shrine.

This 17th - 18th century statue made for domestic worship is well worn and quite beautifully patinated in a rich umber bronze.

It has taken centuries of Devotional rubbing, gradually wearing the features smooth with daily ceremonies, then oxidation has toned down the polished bronze to acquire this uniform patina ...  SO DO NOT POLISH IT ...  this will only remove its age and therefore value !

Age: 17th  Century

Size: H 68 mm x W 44 mm

Weight: 158 gm