AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD
AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD
AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD
AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD
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AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD

DECCAN, CENTRAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

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AN IMPRESSIVE BRASS STANDARD ('ALAM) HEAD
DECCAN, CENTRAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
Of drop-shaped form, the body pierced throughout, with twinned birds in the central panel surrounded by a foliate border, the outer border formed of a row of stylised birds, the head and foot plain
34 5/8 x 17 ¾in. (88 x 45cm.)

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Lot Essay

The drop-shaped form of the ‘alam, or processional standard, which forms a key part of the visual repertoire of ‘alams from Iran, here meets the sculpted parrots traditionally seen in South India. Notably, the central parrots carry two attributes each – one with the sun on its head and possibly a press on its wings, the other with the moon and a statuette of seated cattle.

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