Mould and tak of Saptamatrikas
The image depicts mould and tak of Saptamatrika accompanied by a Nandi (bull).
The Saptamatrikas generally include Brahmani, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chamunda. In this tak a bull has been depicted which perhaps indicate that it must be dedicated to Goddess Maheshwari whose vahana or mount is Bull.
Such taks of various deities are worshipped in household shrines. The practice is particularly popular in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Generally, the taks are pentagonal shape but sometimes are made square or rectangular.
Indian Decorative Art
Brass and Copper
Casting and repousse
20th Century CE
Mould-8.4 x 4.7 x 0.8 cms. Tak – 7.2 x 3.2 cms.