Brass vintage handcrafted candle or diya holder depicting the mythical Yali from the South of India l Yali on a square pedestal with engraving.
The Yali - half lion half horse has bulging eyes separated by a high crest to the forehead, leading to the back of the head and around the neck, open gaping mouth with a curling tongue and sharp tiger like teeth.
The entire body displays a beautiful flowing form supporting the candle holder crafted with pointed triangular cut edges and a lotus design sitting on a square base measuring 9 cm x 9 cm.
The Yali, seen mostly sculpted on temple pillars in the South of India particularly, is portrayed as part lion, part horse, and in similar shapes including some bird-like features and believed to be more powerful than the lion, theTiger or the elephant.
Measures: Length 22 cm x Wide 12 cm
Diameter of the triangular cut candle holder : 10 cm
Weight: 1.10 kilograms