figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Bronze or brass figure of a religious image in the form of an antelope, dhokra (lost wax) technique. The antelope has two horns and a ring through its nose, and decoration along its body and a short tail. A hoop at the end of the nose. The feet are set into bars, one running across the front and one across the back, each with an aperture at the side which was probably used to attach the feet to wheels.

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