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. Howard Nowes, owner and director of Art for Eternity Gallery on Manhattan's Upper East Side, has been finding treasures and bringing them to collectors for 25 years.His exceptional eye and excellent reputation have made him a go-to source for connoisseurs of classical antiquities, pre-Columbian and tribal arts for decades. Pieces from Art for Eternity live in museums at Yale, Dartmouth, Princeton and Emory§and have been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, CNN and Newsday. A trusted and respected expert, Mr. Nowes organizes an informed collection§affording buyers much-needed security, honest appraisal and ethical pricing and is noted for his ability to distinguish rare and important objects. Specializes in Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, African, Oceanic, and Asian ancient and ethnographic art. Our goal is to offer you rare objects that are not only ancient but of high artistic merit. To ensure quality and authenticity, we carefully check each piece with experts for dating a. We are proud of our competitive pricing for high quality ancient and ethnographic art. You will receive prompt courteous service and exactly what you are expecting. We offer an unconditional guarantee of authenticity and condition. We are located on the. Upper East Side of Manhattan. 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 Monday, May 20, 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.