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 has been photographed with an antique painted Nandi , Lord Shiva's personal mode of transport, from our personal collection, both sculpted from ancient green quartzite. Example still displays a large area of a distressed baby blue painted finish to the interior, together with traces of jade and pink from previous incarnations, 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. At 5+ kgs, this shrine is. 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 GREEN QUARTZITE NANDI, TEMPLE PARAPHERNALIA AND DEITIES NOT INCLUDED.
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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". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton.
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