Commonly known as "Temple Toys," these brass figures date back to the early-to-mid 19th Century India. They were mainly used as devotional donations for Khanodba and Shiva in Central India, as well as Ayyannar and Karuppan in Tamil Nadu. Since ancient times, a person was held in high esteem for the donation of a horse or other animal to one of the Gods. It was believe that these bronze figures allowed the God to come to the aid of the devotee in times of need. These figures would be left as offerings in a nearby temple, where children would often find them and use them as toys; hence the name "Temple Toy."
This is an authentic temple toy from 19th Century India. It features a horse-drawn carriage with a rooster perched on top. It stands about 5" tall at the heighest point, and measures 5" long. This piece is in near perfect condition, and makes for an excellent decor / conversation item.
$150.00 Regular Price