votive plaque

Votive plaque, rectangular, made of repousse sheet brass. The plaque depicts in the main register two standing figures, Vitthala with a tall headdress on the left, hos consort Rakhumai in a long skirt on the right. The figures stand below an arch supported on each side by a pillar. There is an inscription above and between the two figures. In the lower register are further inscriptions and three small shrines. There is an integral frame around the whole, and a metal hoop for suspension on reverse.

would be taken home from a place of pilgrimage

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