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Indian Carved Wooden Lintel Panel

India
circa 17th century

length: 92cm, width: 19cm

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Provenance

UK art market

This wooden door lintel has been carved with an addorsed pair of hamsas or sacred swans  separated by a sacred, jewelled vase of longevity. The swans have fabulous, foliate tails matched by equally extravagant foliage scrolls that terminate in flowers.

A comparable door lintel dated to the 17th century is illustrated in Bussabarger & Dashew Robins (1968, p. 130).

The example here has obvious age, and a splendid, deep patina.

References

Bussabarger, R.F. & B. Dashew Robins, The Everyday Art of India, Dover, 1968.

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