Miscellanea

Group of 10 Dancers (1)

Length: 35 cm    Height: 16 cm

 

Group 1, View A

Group 1, View A

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Group of 10 Dancers (2)

Length: 32 cm    Height:  14 cm

Group 2, View A

Group 2, View A

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Group of Ten Dancers (3)

Length: 27 cm   Height:  15 cm

Group 3, View A

Group 3, View A

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Group with Face / Head Pathologies

Length (without handle): 40 cm   Heigth: 16 cm

Pathology Group, View A

Pathology Group, View A

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Two Puppets

Height: 14 cm

Two Puppets, View A

Two Puppets, View A

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Three Puppets

Height: 11,5 cm – 13 cm

Three Puppets, View A

Three Puppets, View A

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Drummer

Height: 23 cm

Drummer, View A

Drummer, View A

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Three Musicians

Height:  ca. 16 cm

Three Musicians, View A

Three Musicians, View A

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Panel 1, Side 1

Both sides of Panel 1 are carved.

Measures: 91 x 21 x 3 cm

Panel 1, Side 1

Panel 1, Side 1

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail a

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail a

 

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail b

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail b

 

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail c

Panel 1, Side 1, Detail c

Panel 1, Side 2

Both sides of Panel 1 are carved.

91 x 21 x 3 cm

Panel 1, Side 2

Panel 1, Side 2

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail a

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail a

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail b

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail b

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail c

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail c

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail d

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail d

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail e

Panel 1, Side 2, Detail e

 

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement

Group of dancers: Length: 35 cm Height: 16,5 cm

Musicians: Height: 16,5 cm

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement a

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement a

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement b

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement b

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement c

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement c

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement d

Panel 1, Side 2: Supplement d

 

Panel 2

Measures: 63 x 13.5 x 2 cm

Panel 2

Panel 2

Panel 2, Detail a

Panel 2, Detail a

Panel 2, Detail b

Panel 2, Detail b

Panel 2, Detail c

Panel 2, Detail c

 

Panel 3

Measures: 91 x 16.5 x 3 cm

Panel 3

Panel 3

Panel 3, Detail a

Panel 3, Detail a

Panel 3, Detail b

Panel 3, Detail b

Panel 3, Detail c

Panel 3, Detail c

Panel 3, Detail d

Panel 3, Detail d

Panel 3, Detail e

Panel 3, Detail e

 

Panel 4

Measures: 84 x 18 x 2 cm

Panel 4

Panel 4

Panel 4, Detail a

Panel 4, Detail a

Panel 4, Detail b

Panel 4, Detail b

Panel 4, Detail c

Panel 4, Detail c

Panel 4, Detail d

Panel 4, Detail d

 

 

Information on Wooden Mother and Child Statues

“In the last few years, small figures (from India) carved in wood cropped up now and again, usually representing worshipping women, but also female water bearers, mothers, or pregnant women. These pieces are made in the simple traditional manner so as to be affordable for the lower-income strata of the population. And it is precisely the implied simplicity that makes these figures attractive” (Fosshag, 2003, P. 132).

Schmejkal describes the small mother-child statues in the following way: “Carved mother-child-figures with one mother and one to four children were important sculptures in the Indish households. … The contemplation and the dealing with these statues should primarily promote the natural finding of the mother-child-relationship. Signs of usage indicate that they served as childrens’ toys. Similar to the doll in Western countries, children could (in this way) be brought up — in a playful and vivid way — to the mother-child-role. Especially in girls, a wish for children should emerge from this usage. … Nowadays, the collector is rarely granted the privilege to find wooden mother-child-statues in India because, in the worst case, they were used as fuel for heating” (Schmejkal, 2010, p. 188).

Fosshag (2003), on the other hand, argues that these statues did not serve as toys but were “used for devotional purposes within the home, placed there as votive offerings” (p. 139).

Literature

Fosshag, B. (2003). Unknown figurines from India: Votive offerings for the goddess Mauli/Mariai. Art Tribal 04, Winter 2003, pp. 132-147.

Schmejkal, H. (2010). Indien. Volks- und Stammeskunst. Selbstverlag (IBSN 978-3-00-032437-6).

Mother With Two Children (1)

Height: 20 cm    Thickness: 3.5 cm    Weight: 260 gram

Mother With Two Children, View A

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Mother With Four Children (1)

Height: 16.5 cm    Thickness: 3.5 cm    Weight: 320 gram

Mother With Four Child

Mother With Four Children, Front

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Mother With Four Children (2)

Height: 22.5 cm    Thickness: 3 cm    Weight: 320 gram

Mother With Four Children (2), Front

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Mother With Four Children (3)

Height: 20 cm    Thickness: 3 cm    Weight: 230 gram

Mother With Four Children (3), Front

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Mother With Four Children (4)

 

Height: 21 cm    Thickness: 4.5 cm    Weight: 430 gram

 

Mother With Four Children (4), Front

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Mother With Six Children (1)

 

Height: 20 cm    Thickness: 4 cm    Weight: 485 gram


Mother With Six Children (1), View A

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Mother With Six Children (2)

 

Height: 23.5 cm    Thickness: 4 cm    Weight: 585 gram


Mother With Six Children (2), View A

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Mother With Ten Children

Height: 24 cm    Weight: 615 gram


Mother With Ten Children, View A

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Information on Wooden Cattle Amulets / Animal Amulets

The wooden cattle amulets (more precisely: cattle amulet containers) presented here originate from Afghanistan. They were bound around the animal’s neck in order to protect it from the evil eye, from illness and accidents. The actual amulet consists of a small, multiple folded piece of paper which was inserted in a whole of the wooden container; the whole was then closed with a wooden peg, wax, and/or other materials. The paper was inscribed (frequently by a Mullah) with quotations, symbols or formulas from handbooks of magic or from the Koran. When an animal died or was slaughtered, the amulet (paper) was not carelessly thrown away but was, for example, put into a stream to be carried away by the pure element of water (see Frembgen, 1989).

Frembgen (1989) distinguishes seven shapes of the wooden containers: 1. round disc; 2. leaf; 3. rectangle; 4. slate; 5. bell; 6. mihrab; 7. wedge.

Reference: Frembgen, J. W. (1989). Amulette für Rinder: Ethnographisches Material aus Afghanistan und Pakistan. Baessler-Archiv, Neue Folge, 37, p. 401-413.

Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 1

Height: 9,5 cm     Diameter of disc: 6,5 cm     Depth: 2 cm     Weight: 73 gram

Animal Amulet 1, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 2

Height: 11,5 cm     Width: 7 cm     Depth: 2 cm    Weight: 93 gram

Animal Amulet 2, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 3

Height: 16 cm     Maximal width: 8,5 cm     Maximal depth: 2,5 cm     Weight: 110 gram

Animal Amulet 3, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 4

Height: 9.5 cm    Diameter of disc: 5.5 cm    Depth: 2 cm    Weight: 51 gram

Animal Amulet 4, Back

Animal Amulet 4, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 5

Height: 9,5 cm      Diameter of the disc: 6 cm      Depth: 2 cm      Weight: 35 gram

Animal Amulet 5, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 6

Height: 11 cm    Length: 8.5 cm    Depth: 2.5 cm    Weight: 175 gram

Animal Amulet 6, View 1

Animal Amulet 6, View 1

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 7

Height: 11,5 cm      Width: 8,5 cm      Depth 2,5 cm     Weight: 95 gram

Animal Amulet 7, Front

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Cattle Amulet /Animal Amulet 8

Height: 9 cm    Length (max): 6.5 cm    Depth: 2 cm    Weight: 53 gram

Animal Amulet 8, Front

Animal Amulet 8, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 9

Height: 15 cm    Diameter of disc: 9 cm    Depth: 2.5 cm    Weight: 115 gram

Animal Amulet 9, Front

Animal Amulet 9, Front

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Cattle Amulet /Animal Amulet 10

Height: 11 cm   Diameter of disc: 8 cm    Thickness: 2.3 cm    Weight: 98 gram

Animal Amulet 10, Front

Animal Amulet 10, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 11

Height: 14,5 cm    Thickness: 2 cm    Weight: 75 gram

Animal Amulet 11, Front

Animal Amulet 11, Front

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Cattle Amulet / Animal Amulet 12

Height: 13 cm    Thickness: 2 cm    Weight: 78 gram

Animal Amulet 12, Front

Animal Amulet 12, Front

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Seeder in Action

The picture was taken in Madhya Pradesh (India) in 1966.

Photo Credit: Gene Graham

 

Indian farm family with plough and seeder

Indian farm family with plough and seeder

Sowing Tool (Seeder) 1

Height: 12,5 cm     Diameter of the top: 15 cm    Bottom measures: 16,5 x 16,5 cm     Weight: 1430 gram

Sowing Tool 1, Side A

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Sowing Tool (Seeder) 2

Height: 12 cm    Diameter of the top: 14 cm    Bottom measures: 13 cm x 15,5 cm    Weight: 975 gram

Sowing Tool 2, View A

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Sowing Tool (Seeder) 3

Height: 12,5 cm    Diameter of the top: 15 cm    Bottom measures: 14 cm x 15,5 cm    Weight: 1100 gram

Sowing Tool 3, View A

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Sowing Tool (Seeder) 4

Height: 12 cm    Diameter of top: 14 cm    Bottom measures: 17 x 19 cm    Weight: 1590 gram

Sowing Tool 4, View A

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Sowing Tool (Seeder) 5

Height: 11.8 cm    Diameter of top: 15 cm    Weight: 1105 gram

Sowing Tool 5, View A

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Sowing Tool (Seeder) 6

Height: 12 cm    Diameter of the top: 11.5 cm    Bottom measures: 12.5 x 12.5    Weight: 1.14 kg

 

Sowing Tool 6, View A

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