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Agni, the god of fire, sandstone relief, India

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Agni, the god of fire, sandstone relief, India

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A stunning sandstone relief of Agni, the god of fire. He is an important vedic deity in Hinduism.  Agni has on this sculpture a stylized flame halo behind the head and are holding a rosary in his right hand, a water pot in his left hand and has a figure on his right side that depicts a human figure with a ram head with hands in a praying position. Sculptures of Agni is often depicted with a goat. Agni is in some parts of Hinduism said to be the son of Brahma. Central India or Rajasthan. C. 9th Century.

Provenance: Jöran "Willy" Olsson ( bought 1965-1966), Max Willborg Antiques and tribal art dealer in London and Stockholm.

H. 38 cm,  W. 27 cm

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