Framed Vintage brass temple frame depicting "Yali" - A mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples often sculpted on top of the pillars of South Indian sculpture.
The Yali in the South of India particularly, is portrayed as part lion, part elephant part horse and in similar shapes including some bird-like features and are believed to be more powerful than the lion, the tiger or the elephant.
The Hand crafted 5 headed snake hood seems to protect the temple at all times with Lord Ganesha - The God of wealth, Knowledge and prosperity sitting inside the temple.
Weighing more than 1.4 kilo grams, this brass Yali frame or Prabhavali as is popularly known ( the never ending circular Halo around an Indian God) is a collectors item and has been framed on rich green raw silk fabric to enhance its beauty.
Use as wall art deco to highlight the intricate handcrafted 3 dimensional engraving on this exquisite temple frame.
Height 40cm x Width 35 cm with the frame.
Size of the brass Prabhavali: Height 23 cm and Wide 17 cm
Weight: 1.4 kilograms
Finish: Brass gold