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    Sale 2278

    Highlights from the Star Collection: From India to Indonesia

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1205

    A bronze figure of Padmapani

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A bronze figure of Padmapani
    Northeastern India, Pala Period, 12th century
    Standing over a double-lotus base with beaded rims, his right hand lowered in abhaya mudra and his left hand clutching a lotus stem, wearing a short dhoti incised with striations and stippled patterns and secured by a belt with beaded festoons, the hair piled into a high chignon and secured with a tiara tied with ribbons, a thick lock falling on either shoulder, flanked by two tall flowerheads issuing from the base
    6¼ in. (15.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Alex Biancardi Collection, London, 1970s


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, March 2005-March 2008