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Antique Miniature Copper Bronze Dokra Animal - Deer

Made from a copper rich bronze alloy over a clay core, these miniature animals are called  Dhokra, a 5000 years old art form made by a handful of Kond villages within tribal Eastern India. Dhokra is made by the lost wax method of casting, so every piece is unique and can take up to a week to complete. Our pieces are all circa 1900.
This figure is a whimsical representation of a wild deer or antelope.  Maliah Kond, Orissa, India.

Measurements: length 5.5 cm (2.2")

 

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