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Folk Art438 of 1248AFRICAN LADY BUST AND FIGURINEOdd Wood Carved/Relief Elderly Couple in Hexagon Shaped Picture Frames
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Posted 2 years ago

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Was given this back in the spring and was wondering what kind of art it is. The giver of the art was originally was out in the world of the Far East and India and China and Japan etc. Not sure of the origin but it is at least 40+ years old.
I have never seen any thing like it myself.

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  1. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Indian deities in some sort of struggle. Save bet is that it is from India. I'm not certain who is depicted in the panels, but it looks like some sort of struggle in the underworld with a dominant female deity (Shiva?) beating down a demon of some sort. Very nice carving.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I agree about the Hindu theme but it might also be from Bali - Ubud.
    Shiva in Java is known as Batara Guru and the other figure might be Batara Kala, his son and god of the underworld.
  3. MykeyelSimon MykeyelSimon, 2 years ago
    How can I find an India Art person who could tell me more about this picture.
    It is old over 65 years.
  4. CaryG, 7 months ago
    The style and theme of this carving suggests it was probably carved in Bali. There is a great carving tradition on Bali; the quality is often excellent though the output is huge and often a community effort. Value of this sort of piece is usually based on decorative appeal unless you have a unique signed sculpture by a known artist. This is definitely not Indian, though it's also possible that it came from Thailand. It's got a Khmer look to it.

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