Monday, January 27, 2014
This is a zinc plated cap nut and square nut, roughed with steel wool and patina with cupric sulfate. In the top right is one from a collection from Collector without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best
In short this is an interesting sculptural form representing a hindu trinity "Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer"
For more information on this I would recommend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingam.
Necklace version to come.