This exquisite green quartzite niche has been sourced from Dungapur in Rajasthan , dates back to the mid-19th century and is becoming increasingly difficult to source. Reclaimed from architectural salvage, this would. Once have graced a high caste Brahmin home, and been used to house a ghee or oil lamp.
Or, perhaps a small revered deity? Were priviledged to visit the privately owned 11th c. Juna Mahal in Dungapur where these niches.
Hewn out of a single piece of green quartzite , formed when sandstone is compressed by tectonic plates, these niches originated from the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan. A range of mountains older than the Himalayas. This niche is a particulary tactile example of the genre, the chisel marks of the sculptor clearly visible to the rear.Example still displays remnants of a distressed white painted finish to the interior from a previous incarnation, and has not been oiled or polished, as can be the case. His is an authentic, impressive stone niche that has housed oil or ghee lamps for decades. Throwing a soft shimmering light on many a balmy Indian night. Would look good, inside or out. Bathroom alcove with a tea light or candle, or spot-lit in a garden setting?
Or even home to a relevant Hindu or Buddhist deity. FEATURED TEMPLE PARAPHERNALIA AND DEITIES NOT INCLUDED.Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item "ANTIQUE VINTAGE INDIAN NICHE GREEN QUARTZITE. WALL MOUNTED OIL /GHEE LAMP 19TH c" is in sale since Wednesday, February 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian".
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