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    Sale 2278

    Highlights from the Star Collection: From India to Indonesia

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1218

    A bronze figure of a kneeling Ganesha

    KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD, 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of a kneeling Ganesha
    Khmer, Angkor Period, 13th century
    The elephant-headed deity wearing a short striped dhoti with beaded hems tied in the back, holding a goad in his upper right hand and his tusk and a sweet in his lower hands, a snake wrapped around his torso and adorned with multiple necklaces and bracelets, the trunk curled to his right, his face with the forehead centered by a lotus and flanked by broad ears, the hair in a conical chignon secured with a foliate tiara
    8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) high


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    Compare with an example from the Estate of Thomas T. Solley, previously sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2007, lot 284.

    Provenance

    Private collection, before 2000