Curating Asian Art

Wooden Sculpture of a Warrior Theyyam

Wooden Sculpture of a Warrior Theyyam
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The teakwood carved sculpture is of a warrior in a magnificent headdress and ritualistic garb holding a sword in his hand. The sculpture is a Theyyam, a diety, local hero or an ancestor that the people worship as part of a ritual during the months from October to May or June. Theyyams are given a divine status during the rituals and the person wearing it depicts corresponding stories through dance and mime with music. This sculpture represents age old and many centuries old traditions that have survived through time and multitude of cultural changes in south-western part of India. The warrior in this sculpture with his face painted in red to perhaps represent bloodshed, the sides of his mouth adorned with tusks, his eyes highlighted with black paint around them, wearing decorated breastplate armor on his chest and holding a sword and a shield, must have been a celebrated local hero immortalized at the entrance of a temple. So, do not miss the opportunity to take home this historical and possibly mythological artifact and make it a treasured part of your collection.

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Weight 3.0 kg
Dimensions 6 x 4 x 14.5 in







Within 14 days


Goa, India

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