Khandoba and Mhalsa
Lord Khandoba is riding on his mount horse with his consort Mhalsa. He is depicted wearing pagadi and simple jewellery and has long moustache. He is holding damaru(drum) in his left hand and khadaga(sword) in his right hand. Mhalsa is also adorned with various ornaments and she is holding a bowl in her left hand. One dog (mount of Bhairava Shiva) can be seen standing near.
Khandoba is a Hindu deity worshipped as a manifestation of Shiva particularly in Maharashtra and Karnataka. He is also known as Martanda Bhairava or Malhari Martanda. The main temple of Khandoba is in Jejuri, Maharashtra.
Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection.
Lost wax process
Early 20th century CE