Bhuta Nandi

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Details

Material: Wood
Size: 7.5" (H) x13" (W) x 5" (H)

Description

Bhutas were used for worship of supernatural beings or divinised ancestral spirits in the coastal areas of Karnataka and Kerala. There are around 350 Bhutas or ‘spirits’, which are broadly divided into heroes of the past who met untimely ends, animals, the elements, and some whose origins are not known.

This wooden Bhuta is most likely a figure of Nandi, the divine bull that is Lord Shiva’s mount or Vahana. An old collectible, the figure is painted with vegetable dyes in bright colours, and is in good condition with slight loss of paint in certain places. There is a crack that runs through the right foreleg of the figure.

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