This is a fantastic Vintage Folk Art Bull Carving. This Hand Carved Folk Art Animal / Bovine looks to be Nandi, the companion of Lord Shiva. This piece is beautifully carved with exceptional details and form, as well as a super rich, naturally aged patina. He may have been a pull toy at one time, as there evidence of 4 holes appropriately placed.
"Nandi (also Nandin) is the sacred bull calf, gatekeeper, and vehicle (vahana) of the Hindu god Shiva. Sculptures of Nandi are a common sight at Hindu temples dedicated to his master, and he is partly responsible for the Hindu reverence for living bulls even today, especially in the state of Uttar Pradesh."
This piece is in excellent vintage condition *with Definite signs of age and wear. Both horns have a bit missing, as well there is an all over consistent sign of wear and age. Including some chip and wear to the painted finish, all adding to the rich aged patina and charm.
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Piece measures 7.5" tall 4.5" wide x 9.25" long.
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