• Ceremonial Kâlakettu Nandi Bull Head

    Ceremonial Kâlakettu Bull Head of Nandi ; polychrome wood, first half of the 20th century, Kerala region, India.

    SKU: 1002
    • Representation of Nandi, is the name of the gate-guardien deity of Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva. He is usually depicted as a bull which also serves as the mount to the god Shiva.

      Carved from a single piece of wood, Nandi’s Heads were used as adornment on a temple’s processional carts and ceremonial chariots during Hindu regional festivals or Kâlakettu.

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