votive spoon

Brass offering spoon, sruva, with the stem in the form of an elaborately decorated four-armed standing deity figure, with the face probably of Hanuman, facing forwards. The figure carries a cakra and conch aloft in the two upper arms, with the two below held together in prayer. As well as the face on the front, which has a projecting tongue, there is a face on the rear, probably Garuda where the tail rises to the shoulder and one on the side. Topped by hooded cobra. The shoulders on the rear and underside of the spoon have an inscription in a South Indian script.

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