23 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 74,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A buff sandstone figure of a Jina
India, Gujarat, dated Samvat 1128 (1071-72 CE)
Seated in padmasana on a cushion with his hands in dhyanamudra, his chest centered by the srivatsa, the face with delicately arched brows flanked by elongated earlobes, the front of the cushion carved with an inscription and scrolling motifs
27 in. (68.5 cm.) high
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The inscription dates this image to the month of Vaishakha, Samvat 1128 (1071-72 CE). For an example in black stone with similar scrollwork see P. Granoff, Victorious Ones, Jain Images of Perfection, 2009, p. 176, lot S09.
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