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Rare and Large Indian Ceremonial Cast Brass Festival Breast Plate, circa 1900

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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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  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 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 Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    56298
  • Reference Number
    LU840115280561
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