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Offline Saikat

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Garura statue as a nail?
« on: August 08, 2020, 09:46:26 AM »
Hi,
I picked up this small (4 cm) copper statue that shows the king of bird, Garura i a praying pose (Virasana?). I am not sure about the age of the item. It looks like a small statue used to put on a wooden base? The amount of mud on the surface indicates me that it was used one of the boats in ancient time.
Any idea of the age will be appreciated.
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Saikat

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Re: Garura statue as a nail?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2020, 11:32:58 AM »
The impression I get from the size of the nail is that the statuette was fixed deeply into wood. Since the statuette has no marks, I don't think it was used for more than deecoration, e.g. guiding or fixing lines or nets. Perhaps a decoration of the prow of a small working boat or inland water fisherman?

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