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Arts of India(#957) 12/06/2019 10:30 AM GMT This Auction has ended

Lot 272 of 322: An ivory figure of a Sikh soldier, India, 19th century, on a rectangular ivory base, mounted on a wood base, the figure carved in the round wearing an Akali turban, and carrying a shield on his back, one foot deficient, 12cm. high The form and symbolism of the Akali turban (bunga dastar) originate in ancient Indian mythology. The shape is a shrine of the seventh and highest energy centre in the body. A real turban would be tied in two stages, starting with the farla or under-turban, which signi

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This lot has ended - Successful bid:£800
Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Arts of India(#957)  12/06/2019 10:30 AM GMT  This Auction has ended