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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 373

    A blackstone stele of Ganesha

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA OR BANGLADESH, PALA PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A blackstone stele of Ganesha
    Northeastern India or Bangladesh, Pala period, 12th century
    The elephant-headed deity expressively carved dancing atop a double-lotus base supported by a plinth, his arms radiating about him, holding various attributes, clad in a revealing robe and dhoti with incised patterns and adorned with a high headdress, with a cluster of mangoes and two apsaras above and two musicians and his rat below, all backed by a foliate mandorla
    23 in. (58.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 27 March 2003, lot 42


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Manhattan Collection