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rajasthan-sphinx-or-purushamriga-circa-1850

February 24, 2015

Interesting Hindu mythological beast or purushamriga figure from the 19th century. Painted and lacquered ivory, as is typical of work found in Rajasthan. Very similar in style to the “East India Company” chess sets of the period.