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18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman
18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman 18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman 18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman 18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman 18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman

18th Century Indian Iron Temple Window Gate Plaque with Fretwork and Woman

$599

Dimensions W: 14.0"  |  D: 1.0"  |  H: 25.0"
Age antique
Origin india
Model YN5876

An 18th century iron plaque cast as a window gate for a temple with fretwork and female figure. The fretwork foliage background on this piece focuses attention on a standing naked female character wearing a fabric wrap, shoes, a necklace and bracelets. The woman is also graced with an abundance of hair. The fretwork background showcases a graceful foliage pattern. Originally crafted as a temple window gate, this plaque features tenons on each side, which were intended to secure the piece in place. Gates such as these would have a Dual purpose, on the one hand security to keep intruders – whether human or animal – out of the temple, while at the same time allowing light to shine through the window.

 

This 18th century Indian temple fretwork plaque, crafted from a window gate, would be an elegant decorative item in any home, perhaps secured to a wall in a hall or in front of a small window in order to enjoy the light shining through, part of its original purpose.