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Lot 0417
North Indian, 18th-19th century AD. A substantial bronze model of a Hindu temple chariot for a household shrine; chariot with lattice back and sides, repeating flower pattern to base; four columns with balustered shafts supporting pierced dome with engraved lotus flower pattern to the edge; cusped arches beneath the dome; to the front a canopy with cusped edges, three pointed finials to the top, supports in the shape of cobras; wheels to each corner with rosette pattern to the hub; openwork yoke shaft with mahout sat at one end wearing a turban and robes, holding goad in right hand; hook to end of yoke shaft connecting to yoke decorated with elephant head; two large elephants, each with a mahout wearing turban and robes holding shield in left hand, goad in right; to the back of each elephant a saddle cloth with repeating flower pattern, small shrine to the back with columns and dome; each elephant with wheels to the feet with rosette pattern to each hub. 17.1 kg total, 24-50cm (9 1/2 - 19 1/2"). Property of a European gentleman living in London; previously from an American collection formed in the 1950s. [3]


Fine condition.

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Indian Temple Chariot Altar with Elephants

Estimate £1,500 - £2,000
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23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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