• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 837

    A bronze figure of Shiva

    SOUTH INDIA, NAYAKA PERIOD, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of Shiva
    South India, Nayaka period, 16th/17th century
    Standing in tribangha on a circular lotus base supported by a square plinth, holding a trident in his upper left hand and a thunderbolt in his right, wearing a short dhoti secured with an ornamented belt with sashes trailing down his sides, his face in a benign expression with full lips, straight nose, and arched brows, the hair piled into a high headress
    24 in. (61 cm.) high


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    Bronzes from the Nayaka period are comparatively rare and this is a finely executed example.

    Provenance

    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 16-17 September 1998, lot 41


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR