figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Cast brass figure, probably representing a female Vanara, a creature in the form of a monkey, hands together in front as if in obeisance, standing on an integral circular stepped pedestal on a square base. The figure has a tail which rises behind the back.

possibly used in a domestic context or may have been given to a temple

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