Pillichamundi mask India, Tulu Nadu (North... - Lot 172 - Digard Auction

Lot 172
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3000 - 5000 EUR
Pillichamundi mask India, Tulu Nadu (North... - Lot 172 - Digard Auction
Pillichamundi mask India, Tulu Nadu (North Kerala / South Karnataka) C. 19th century Copper alloy. H. 35 cm This powerful mask most probably represents Pillichamundi, an entity synthesizing the forms of a tiger (pilli) and Chamunda, the fierce aspect of the great goddess. According to tradition, this spirit was sent by Shiva to watch over crops and livestock. Provenance : - French private collection.
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