Two deities on a swing between toddy trees

The object consists of a number of parts and entails two tree forms connected by a horizontal pole from which two figures on swings are suspended. The trees bear additional figures depicting humans, monkeys, and bird; at the base of the trees, four flat metal tabs in a cruciform pattern serve as supports. The surface of the objects is dark brown generally, but bright brassy metal can be seen in a few spots.

LRN 3476

Historical period(s)
20th century
Medium
Brass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 36.5 x 40.6 x 12.7 cm (14 3/8 x 16 x 5 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Leo Figiel
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.139a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bird, India, man, monkey, tree
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

The object consists of a number of parts and entails two tree forms connected by a horizontal pole from which two figures on swings are suspended. The trees bear additional figures depicting humans, monkeys, and bird; at the base of the trees, four flat metal tabs in a cruciform pattern serve as supports. The surface of the objects is dark brown generally, but bright brassy metal can be seen in a few spots.

LRN 3476

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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