The "Demon Bronze"

Sotheby's
Mar 17, 2013 1:13PM

Standing upright with teeth bared and mouth agape, his two arms lifted as he raises a small child to his lips to devour it, the "Demon bronze" exudes a powerful and primal terror.

Specialist Jacqueline Dennis examines one of Indian folk art's most iconic pieces, which is featured in Sotheby's Indian and Southeast Asian Art sale on 20 March.

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