• Lot 202

    STATUE DE UMA EN BRONZE

    INDE DU SUD, FIN DE L'EPOQUE CHOLA-DEBUT DE L'EPOQUE VIJAYANAGAR, FIN DU XIIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE UMA EN BRONZE
    INDE DU SUD, FIN DE L'EPOQUE CHOLA-DEBUT DE L'EPOQUE VIJAYANAGAR, FIN DU XIIIEME SIECLE
    Représentée debout en léger tribhanga sur un lotus reposant sur une base étagée portant une inscription, la déesse vêtue d'un dhoti souple maintenu à la taille par une ceinture ouvragée rehaussée de pendeloques, le torse nu, la poitrine proéminente, parée de nombreux colliers et bracelets, le visage délicat légèrement souriant, le nez fin, les yeux en amande, le front ceint d'un diadème maintenu par le cakra à l'arrière, les cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon étagé
    Hauteur: 67 cm. (26 3/8 in.)


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    In South India the Great goddess is known as Uma while in the northern part of the Indian sub-continent she is known through her Sanskrit name of Parvati. Uma is always portrayed by artists as a slender, seductive and beautiful woman as can be gleaned from the presented image.
    A comparable bronze figure of Parvati, 14th century, sold in our New York Rooms, 22 March 2000, lot 26. Another bronze figure of Uma, dated 11th century, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was offered in our New York Rooms, 30 March 2006, lot 89.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner in the 1980's.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF UMA
    SOUTH INDIA, LATE CHOLA PERIOD/EARLY VIJAYANAGAR PERIOD, LATE 13TH CENTURY