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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 554

    A pair of wooden book covers

    NEPAL, SECOND HALF OF THE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A pair of wooden book covers
    Nepal, second half of the 17th century
    Each illustrating four deities on one side and a foliate design in gold and green on the other
    Opaque pigments and gold on wood
    2½ x 9 in. (6.4 x 24.2 cm.) (2)


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    The figures depicted are possibly the tantric forms of Ashta Matrika, or the Eight Mothers.

    Provenance

    Acquired in November 2006, New Mexico


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Ralph Benkaim