Jelbangrodu

Size:

6,0 cm high, 6,0 cm long

Region:

Orissa, India

Type:

Jelbangrodu

A mythical figure, composed from the body of a porcupine, a peacock and a human figure.

On each side a container

Was kept hidden in the house of the owner to make him rich and to bring good luck

C.Mallebrein, page 488,499

Material:

Metal

Condition:

good

Description:

The Mahlia-Kond live in the tribal-area of Orissa in the north-east of India

From the middle of the 19th century till the beginning of the 20th century nomadic blacksmiths manufactured these statues for the Kond in cire perdue (lost-wax technique)

For more information please read the article by Barbara Boal in “Publications”

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