18th-19th century.  Bronze, 3 5/8” length. Central axel with baluster medial grip and addorsed   terminals of four ribs emanating from lotus platforms. To Buddhists, the Makara was the river dragon. Originally a weapon associated with the Thunder God, Indra, it evolved into a ritual object embodying strength, stamina, and invulnerability. Gilt bronze, particularly finely detailed
Stock Number: B2855

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