This is an exquisite hand crafted Vintage brass temple frame depicting "Yali" - A mythical creature seen in many Hindu temples often found atop the pillars of South Indian sculpture and temples.
This temple frame or " Prabhavali" as is popularly known is handcrafted with beautiful and delicately crafted peacocks and dancing figures of the worshippers all across the frame showing off the skills of the artisans from the South of India.
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, the tiger or the elephant displaying the role of the " Protector".
Weighing nearly 2 kilo grams, this brass Prabhavali ( the never ending circular Halo around an Indian God or temple ) is a collectors item.
Use as a wall hanging or frame on silk to highlight the intricate handcrafted engravings and design on this exquisite temple frame.
Size of the brass Prabhavali: Height 35 cm x Wide 26 cm
Weight: 1.8 kilograms
Finish: Brass gold finish