• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 820

    A buff sandstone bust of a lion

    INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH, 6TH/7TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A buff sandstone bust of a lion
    India, Uttar Pradesh, 6th/7th century
    With gaping mouth and bared fangs, his round eyes bulging and his face framed by the thick curls of his mane
    20 in. (50.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection
    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 20 March 2002, lot 21


    Literature

    P. Pal, A Collecting Odyssey, Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, 1997, p. 349, cat. no. 341


    Exhibited

    The Ideal Image, Asia Society, New York, 1978, cat. no. 53