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A brass figure of a horse
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A brass figure of a horse

INDIA, MAHARASHTRA OR KARNATAKA, CIRCA 1600

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A brass figure of a horse
India, Maharashtra or Karnataka, circa 1600
Powerfully cast standing foursquare, caparisoned in a saddle with broad side flaps secured by a belled tail strap and a harness with inscriptions, a braided leather bridle with forehead pendant, and a twisted rope neckband, ears pricked in an attentive attitude, with further inscription on his left foreleg
16 in. (40.8 cm) high

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The saddle design is characteristic for the late Akbar period. The inscriptions can be deciphered as follows: right side of chest, name of guru, Shree Adam Prabha; left side of chest, name of donor Vasgorda Lingoda Pahl (?) Mann; left leg, Krisna Otan Kagalkar Yaanekela, made by Krishna Kagalkar. For another example, see M. Zebrowski, Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India, 1997, fig. 119, p. 106.

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