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Rare and Large Indian Ceremonial Cast Brass Festival Breast Plate, circa 1900
Rare and unusually large ceremonial Bhuta or Theyyam cast brass breast plate, India, circa 1900. The brass breast plate adorned with chains and two cobras in relief on either side, symbolizing fertility and protecting the dancer, and wearing a beaded necklace with foliate medallions The plate worn during the yearly Theyyam festival in Kasaragod in Kerala, Southern India. EU sales subject to and additional 20% VAT.
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- Date of Manufacturecirca 1900
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 25 in. x W 16.5 in. x D 6.7 in.H 63.5 cm x W 41.91 cm x D 17.02 cm
- Seller LocationLondon, GB
- Seller Reference Number56298
- Reference NumberLU840115280561
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