Horn cover

Description
The deity Parvati is shown here as Gauri, “the Golden Lady” and this item was made to adorn the horn of a holy cow. Hindu scripture informs us that cows offer people the gifts of life and should be protected. Historic Indian agriculture was largely dependent upon cattle until British economic forces changed this. Height 107mm.

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Accession Loan No.
11/1933/95
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
horn cover
Simple Name
horn cover
Full Name
cow horn cover of Parvati
Dimensions
whole height 107 mm; whole W 84 mm
Production County
Maharashtra
Production Country
India
Production Area Region
South Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
copper alloy
Function Name
religion
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
Asia

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