This is a beautiful framed brass temple frame depicting "Yali" - A mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples often sculpted onto the pillars of South Indian sculpture .
The Yali in the South of India particularly is portrayed as part lion, part elephant and part horse, and in similar shapes including some bird-like features and are believed to be more powerful than the lion, theTiger or the elephant.
You can clearly see the Naag " Snake hood" under the Yali which is a sign of protection of the temple and its worshippers including Lord Ganesha who can be seen sitting under it.
Weighing 1.2 kilograms, this brass Yali frame is a collectors item and has been framed on Green Raw Silk silk fabric to enhance its beauty.
Use as a wall hanging to highlight the intricately handcrafted 3 dimensional engravings on this exquisite temple frame.
Measures: Gold Frame Length 44 cm x 35 cm wide
Size of the brass Yali : Length 26 cm and Wide 12 cm
Weight of yali + frame : 1.20 grams
Finish: Natural Brass finish on red silk with polystyrene frame