18th-19th century.  Bronze, 4 3/4length. Central axel with swelled medial grip and addorsed ball terminals of four ribs emanating from makara’s heads. 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. Excellent with good patina.

Stock Number: A1106

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