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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 738

    A blackstone stele of Vishnu

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A blackstone stele of Vishnu
    Northeastern India, Pala Period, 12th/13th century
    Well-carved in openwork standing on a stepped plinth, holding his attributes of a lotus, mace, wheel and conch, wearing a short pleated dhoti and elaborate jeweled waistband, beaded meditation strand, floral garland and thick foliate torque, flanked by Lakshmi and Sarasvati holding the flywhisk and vina respectively, the arched mandorla centered by a kirttimukha mask and two apsaras, a donor figure and Ganesha visible against the scrollwork of the base
    21½ in. (54.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private Washington Collection, 1960s


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