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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 760

    A bronze figure of Shiva

    SOUTH INDIA, CHOLA PERIOD, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A bronze figure of Shiva
    South India, Chola Period, 12th/13th century
    Standing in samapada on a circular lotus base supported by a waisted square plinth with prongs on either side, his upper hands holding the axe and antelope, 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 tresses flowing down over the shoulders
    23 5/8 in. (60 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in 1970s, Zurich


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION