Fine Old Pair Antique India Indian Wood Shrine Carvings of a Domestic Couple. These lovely wood carved figures are meant to represent a husband and wife dampati (donor couple). Couples with modest means could use these idealized effigies to emulate wealthy donors and obtain spiritual and material benefits from the deities of their chosen shrine. These domestic shrine dolls are of the finest artistic tradition of the artists of India.Size 10 inches H ea. Ex Collection of Will Barnet, b. 1911 an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds. A longtime resident of the National Arts Club, Barnet died in New York City on November 13, 2012, at the age of 101. According to his wife Elaine Barnet, he received these wood sculptures trading with Mike Nevelson, son of Louise Nevelson, a friends of his the time.
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A 12-minute walk from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The item "Fine Old Pair Antique India Indian Wood Shrine Carvings of a Domestic Couple" is in sale since Wednesday, April 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\India". The seller is "hknowsart" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.