Nandi

The concept of Nandi takes its antiquity from the Indus Valley seals over 3000 years ago. A prototype of his lord Shiva is also depicted as Pasupathi, the Lord of the Beasts in an Indus seal. Nandi is very much a Dravidian concept of Shiva's vahana or vehicle and Gate Keeper of Shiva. Kushan coins in the early Christian Era (ca 100- 300) depict, for the first time, the association between Shiva and Nandi. The presence of the statue of Nandi at the gates of most temples dedicated to Shiva underpins the spiritual role of the sacred animal in Hinduism. Shiva and Parvati being the primordial gender of the world they are often portrayed together on Nandi by the artisans and artists of later periods in the past few centuries.




 



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19th Century Indore coin bearing Sacred Cow, Nandi
19th Century Indore coin bearing Sacred Cow, Nandi
£28.00
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Bull (Nandi) Silver Coin of India, 1954, fine
Bull (Nandi) Silver Coin of India, 1954, fine
£38.00
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Bull (Nandi) Coin of Indore State, India ca 1880
Bull (Nandi) Coin of Indore State, India ca 1880
£68.00
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Unusual small South Indian bronze of Nandi with a cobra (Naga) on his head, H 1.0" x 1.5" ca 19th century
Unusual small South Indian bronze of Nandi with a cobra (Naga) on his head, H 1.0" x 1.5" ca 19th century
£69.00
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Unusual South Indian bronze of Kamadhenu (Kamadenu) L 2.2" X 2.2" 19th century or earlier
Unusual South Indian bronze of Kamadhenu (Kamadenu) L 2.2" X 2.2" 19th century or earlier
£75.00
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Copper Nandi coin of India, IHalf Anna, Indore State 1902,
Copper Nandi coin of India, IHalf Anna, Indore State 1902,
£88.00
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Small 18th century or earlier South Indian bronze of seated Nandi, two rows of bells around the neck 1.0" x L 1.0"
Small 18th century or earlier South Indian bronze of seated Nandi, two rows of bells around the neck 1.0" x L 1.0"
£95.00
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Coin of pre-Islamic Hindu State of Shahi Dynasty, Kabul 850-970 AD, Kabul and Ghandara, present region of Afghanistan
Coin of pre-Islamic Hindu State of Shahi Dynasty, Kabul 850-970 AD, Kabul and Ghandara, present region of Afghanistan
£98.00
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Nandi, vehicle of Lord Shiva, brass, 18th - 19th century, 7x4x6  cm,
Nandi, vehicle of Lord Shiva, brass, 18th - 19th century, 7x4x6 cm,
£98.00
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India, Nandi, Proof Coin, Half Anna 1950, First Coinage of Republic of India,, emblems Asoka column and Nandi (1)
India, Nandi, Proof Coin, Half Anna 1950, First Coinage of Republic of India,, emblems Asoka column and Nandi (1)
£108.00
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India, Nandi, Proof Coin, First Coinage of Republic of India, Half Anna 1950, emblems Asoka column and Nandi
India, Nandi, Proof Coin, First Coinage of Republic of India, Half Anna 1950, emblems Asoka column and Nandi
£108.00
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Silver Pre-Islamic Hindu Coin of Shahi Dynasty bearing Nandi & Horseman coin 870-875 AD, pre- Islamic Hindu State, the present Afghanistan
Silver Pre-Islamic Hindu Coin of Shahi Dynasty bearing Nandi & Horseman coin 870-875 AD, pre- Islamic Hindu State, the present Afghanistan
£108.00
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A delightful 18th century Nandi, South Indian bronze, H 3.0" x L 3.0"
A delightful 18th century Nandi, South Indian bronze, H 3.0" x L 3.0"
£125.00
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Naganandi, decorated Nandi seated on a rectangular platform, shielded by Naga South Indian bronze, high quality, 4.3x 2,75 inches, 18th - 19th century
Naganandi, decorated Nandi seated on a rectangular platform, shielded by Naga South Indian bronze, high quality, 4.3x 2,75 inches, 18th - 19th century
£165.00
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Nandi, ornated and seated deity on a rectangular Yantic motiff base, 2.5 x 2.4 inches, 19th century bronze
Nandi, ornated and seated deity on a rectangular Yantic motiff base, 2.5 x 2.4 inches, 19th century bronze
£195.00
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A magnificent South Indian bronze of Nandi H 5.2" x L 7.2" ca mid 20th century
A magnificent South Indian bronze of Nandi H 5.2" x L 7.2" ca mid 20th century
£195.00
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Nagalinganandi, a rare Hindu bronze of Naga guarding linga on Nandi H 5.1" X L 4.33" 19th century SOLD
Nagalinganandi, a rare Hindu bronze of Naga guarding linga on Nandi H 5.1" X L 4.33" 19th century SOLD
£198.00
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Nandi with double garland and large horns,, Shiva's Sacred Vehicle and guardian,seated on a high rectangular base Ca 18th - 19th century South Indian
Nandi with double garland and large horns,, Shiva's Sacred Vehicle and guardian,seated on a high rectangular base Ca 18th - 19th century South Indian
£225.00
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South Indian bronze of Nandi seated on a rectangular plinth, H 3.4" L 2.6", ca 18th century or earlier
South Indian bronze of Nandi seated on a rectangular plinth, H 3.4" L 2.6", ca 18th century or earlier
£255.00
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Shiva and Parvati riding Nandi, South East Asian bronze, H 5.8" x L 4.00" 19th century or possibly ealier
Shiva and Parvati riding Nandi, South East Asian bronze, H 5.8" x L 4.00" 19th century or possibly ealier
£285.00
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A magnificent large heavy multi-coloured (red, silver and gold) bronze of seated Nandi, L 11.0" H 6.5"
A magnificent large heavy multi-coloured (red, silver and gold) bronze of seated Nandi, L 11.0" H 6.5"
£295.00
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