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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 315

    A black stone head of Vishnu

    INDIA, WESTERN RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A black stone head of Vishnu
    India, Western Rajasthan, circa 12th century
    The gently rounded face very finely carved with full lips and incised pupils beneath winged brows, the fine locks of hair in tight curls along the hairline, surmounted by a hexagonal crown with lion faces on each side and a lotus on top
    11 in. (27.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price, acquired from Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1987, lot 214