• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 161

    A Bronze Figure of Shaktidevi

    INDIA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Bronze Figure of Shaktidevi
    India, Himachal Pradesh, 16th/17th century
    Standing on a lotus base over a stepped plinth and holding various implements in her four hands, clad in a dhoti incised with foliate patterns and secured with a long festooned belt, adorned with multiple necklaces and large earrings, her face with full lips and large silver-inlaid eyes, surmounted by an elaborate headdress
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This sculpture relates directly to the main image at the Shaktidevi Temple at Chhatradi in North India, see M. Postel, Antiquities of Himachal, 1985, p. 46, fig. no. 49.

    Provenance

    Julian Sherrier Collection, London, formed between early 1940s-1972


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER