Antique Indian architectural green quartzite niche or shrine. Tactile, hand-hewn example, with remnats of a.
This exquisite green quartzite niche has been sourced from Dungapur in Rajasthan , dates back to the mid-19th century and is becoming increasingly difficult to source. Reclaimed from architectural salvage, this would. Once have graced a high caste Brahmin home, and been used to house a ghee or oil lamp. Or, perhaps a small revered deity? Juna Mahal in Dungapur where the last three images featuring these niches were photographed.
Hewn out of a single piece of green quartzite , formed when sandstone is compressed by tectonic plates, these niches originated from the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan. A range of mountains older than the Himalayas. Example still displays traces of a cappuccino painted finish from a previous incarnation, and has not been oiled or polished, as can be the case.
His is an authentic, impressive stone niche that has housed oil or ghee lamps for decades. Throwing a soft shimmering light on many a balmy Indian night. Weighing 7.4 kgs, this shrine is.
Would look good, inside or out. Bathroom alcove with a tea light or candle, or spot-lit in a garden setting? Or even home to a relevant Hindu deity. One of a handful of antique niches from Dungapur currently being offered by lacewing-interiors.
SEE IMAGE 9 AND SEPARATE LISTINGS. FEATURED TEMPLE PARAPHERNALIA AND DEITIES NOT INCLUDED.Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item "ANTIQUE/VINTAGE INDIAN GREEN QUARTZITE NICHE. WALL MOUNTED OIL /GHEE LAMP 19TH c" is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton, Middlesex.
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