Product ID: WMBM0019
Bhuta Masks Product Description:
This is a bronze Bhuta mask- Bhairava large example of Bhairava avatar of Shiva of monstrous face and demonic form. a barely perceptible trident is three discoid elements, the larger two being cast separately and held in place by rivets. Bhutas are spirits of various deities, including some daivas expected to provide protection against invaders and robbers, the elements (including fire, storm , flooding , drought, and disease) and ensure the fertility of the soil, livestock and human population. sacrifices, offering, and prayer were offered to both gods and denizens of the netherworld (demons/evil spirits/ghosts) to propitiate them.
34 x 9 x 31 cm