• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 763

    A bronze figure of Ayudha-Purusha


    Price Realised  


    A bronze figure of Ayudha-Purusha
    South India, Chola period, 10th century
    Standing in samapada on a circular lotus base over a waisted square plinth with prongs on either side, his principal hands in abhaya- and varadamudras and his upper hands holding a noose and elephant goad, wearing a short dhoti secured by a multi-stranded belt with festoons and sashes trailing down his sides, his face with a benign expression with almond-shaped eyes, straight aquiline nose, the hair piled into a high headdress with coiled tresses flowing down his back
    22¾ in. (57.8 cm.) high

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    Dr. J.R. Belmont Collection, Basel, before 1966 (no. 649)
    Sotheby's London, 27 February 1967, lot 128


    H. Hartel, Indische Kunst, 1966, cat. no. 105


    Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Stuttgart and Württembergischer, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Indische Kunst, January-July 1966;
    Hofstra University, New York, November 1969