This is a framed Vintage brass temple frame depicting "Yali" - A mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples often sculpted on 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 is seen to protect the temple at all times with Goddess Lakshmi - Goddess of wealth and prosperity inside the temple.
Weighing more than 1.900 kilo grams, this golden 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 bright red raw silk fabric to enhance its beauty.
Use as a wall hanging to highlight the intricate handcrafted 3 dimensional engraving on this exquisite temple frame.
Gold Frame is 2 inches wide all 4 sides with Height 50 cm x Width 36 cm
Size of the brass Prabhavali: Height 28 cm and Wide 18 cm
Weight: 1.9 kilograms
Finish: Brass gold finish
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