Elefant with Rider

Size:

18,0 cm high

Region:

Orissa, India

Type:

Elefant with removable rider

The spokes on the four legs were for wooden wheels, which disappeared during the years

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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