This lingam casket (ayigula) is in the form called Chauka, in reference to its retaingular shape whose top cover rises upwards at opposite ends to tapering points meant to suggest a bull's horns, symbolic of Nandi the bull. Nandi is Shiva's primary vehicle who serves as the mount of Lord Shiva. Lingam caskets are worn by men and women. This example has a fine, buttery patina from age and use. It is in good condition. Special pinned silver cord

Karnataka, India
silver 150 gram 9,5 x 7 cm

Price:  €  750,-