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Antique Stone Altar or Console Table, Traditional Caryatid Figures, Temple Style

SKU:
VT027
$2,999.99
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Description

This rare, 150+ year old, hand carved solid stone console features an intricately carved shelf supported by 2 stone figures in traditional dress. The carved male and female figures appear to architecturally support the entablature on their heads, in the style of caryatids and atlas (or telamon) statues. In some cultures, temple altar statues are presented in pairs, each god with his consort.

Caryatids, sometimes called korai, or “maidens” are often shown carrying sacred objects used at feasts of the gods. The top surface shows five raised circular platforms, perhaps for urns, candles or other sacred ritual items.

This 3 piece table was made in Rajasthan, India.

Condition: Good condition, showing surface issues as expected with age, such as scuffs, scratches, erosion and chips (photographed).

Weight: 1160 lbs.
Assembled Measurements: 23.75(L) x 58(W) x 43.375(H)

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage