Cover for cow horn

Description
This silver alloy cover depicts the head of the god Shiva with a cobra headdress. Hindus believe that cows are sacred animals, and this item was made to adorn the horn of one. Height 150mm.
Accession Loan No.
64/1932/5
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
cover for cow horn
Simple Name
horn cover
Full Name
horn cover depicting Shiva
Dimensions
whole height 150 mm; whole diameter 80 mm
Cultural Group
Hindu
Production Year High
1932
Production Country
India
Production Area Region
South Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
silver alloy (low grade)
Function Name
religion
Function Detail
decoration for cow horn
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
Asia

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