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Bell Metal Sculpture of Bastar, Indian Couple
Size: Male 10 H x 4 ½ W x 3½ D Female: 5 H x 4 W x 4 D
Weight: Male: 1 lb. 5 Oz's. Female: 1 lb. 8 Oz's
Condition: very good
Age: 20th Century
Fine examples of Dhokra or Bell Metal sculpture work from Eastern/Central India produced by the Bastar Tribes. Fine detailing.
Using the lost wax method she was made by sculpting very fine wax coils around a clay base and then cast in bell metal. Bell metal is a mixture of up to 5 metal alloys including brass, gold and bronze.