• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 165

    A buff sandstone figure of a lion

    INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH, CIRCA 8TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A buff sandstone figure of a lion
    India, Uttar Pradesh, circa 8th century
    Well-carved with the lion reclining on his right front paw, his left front paw raised to his open mouth with his tongue extended, tenderly licking his paw, his face with round eyes under arched eyebrows and his mane arranged in coiled tendrils down his back
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1999


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim