Teyyam breast-plate of Bhagavati

Unknown maker

  • Date: Early 19th century
  • Dimensions: H. 65 cm, W. 42 cm, D. 14 cm
  • Medium: Cast bronze
  • Region: Northern Kerala
  • Museum number: SCU.00072

Breast-plate personifying the deity Bhagavathi belonging to the Teyyam tradition, a spirit cult practised in parts of northern Kerala.

It is worn by a devotee-impersonator, who is also garbed in costume and carries specific weapons that personify the deity, during invocation rituals

By the Same Artist/Maker

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