figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Brass figure of god and consort, probably Khandoba and Mhalsa, riding a horse. The horse is on a plinth, which is integral, has large erect ears, a wide breast band, a bridle and a saddle with a vertical projection to the rear, which supports the god figure. The deity and his consort are cast in one piece separate to that of the horse, the deity with a sword in his right hand, his legs astride, and holding his consort Mhalsa, who is much smaller, in his right hand. Both have tall headdresses and the deity has a high back collar.

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