Bronze sculpture of a standing warrior, sword in hand.
- 17thC-19thC (?)
- Found/Acquired: Nilambur
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Kerala,Nilambur)
- Height: 10.5 centimetres
- Length: 4 centimetres (base)
- Width: 3.5 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?
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: RRI13122
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