Bronze sculpture of a standing warrior, sword in hand; with pot belly.
- 17thC-19thC (?)
- Found/Acquired: Nilambur
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Kerala,Nilambur)
- Height: 10 centimetres
- Length: 2.5 centimetres (base)
- Width: 2.5 centimetres (base)
This group of folk bronzes (1997.6-13.1-9) is of particular interest because they have a definite provenance (Nilambur, Kerala) and - curiously - they were found in the grounds of a mosque. Do they pre-date the construction of the Islamic building? This figure is of further interest because it is of a similar type to an example in the Townley Collection which shares with this one its flat and hollow construction.
Given by the donor at the request of his deceased father, W.E. Rivers (1898-1994), 10th Gurkhas, Indian Army 1918-1933. Mr. Rivers (Snr) stated that the figures 'were dug up in that year  at a mosque at Nilambur.'
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Object reference number: RRI13123
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