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Virabhadra from Karnataka, India, 18th or 19th century. Size: 3.5" (9.5 cm) high. Very good condition with nice patina. Devotional puja-wear. A four-armed Virabadhra, in his hands sword, shield, trident and damaru. At right the goat-headed Daksha, at left Mahakali, around his hips a garland of sculls.Virabadhra came into being after Dakhsa insulted Shivas wife, who subsequently commited suicide. Shiva created him as a form of himself and gave him an army to take revenge upon Dakhsa. Virabadhra cut off the head of Dakhsaa in the battle. The other gods persuaded Shiva to bring him back to life. But Dakhsas head could not be found and so it was substituted with the head of a ram. Provenance: Private German collection. PLEASE NOTE: Lots 654-811 (including this lot) are located in Baden-Baden, Germany, and will not be available for inspection at our auction preview in Philadelphia. USA Bidders: if you are the successful buyer, this item will be available for shipping from our Philadelphia location approximately 7-10 days after the auction. European and non-USA Bidders may request shipping quotes from Germany.

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18th/19th C. Bronze Virabadhra, India

Estimate $300 - $400Feb 25, 2018
4700 Wissahickon Ave.
Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19144
United States
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