• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 164

    A Buff Sandstone Figure of Vishnu Asleep on the Serpent Ananta

    INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH, 11TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Buff Sandstone Figure of Vishnu Asleep on the Serpent Ananta
    India, Uttar Pradesh, 11th century
    The four-armed Vishnu holding a chakra and conch shell while reclining on the body of Ananta, sheltered by the serpent's hood of multiple cobra heads, Lakshmi resting at his feet and Brahma issuing from his navel on a lotus base to create a new world, with further deities in the background and above
    19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high


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    Compare a similar example in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in P. Pal, Indian Sculpture: Vol. II, 1988, p. 36, cat. no. 36.
    Also compare lot 276

    Provenance

    Acquired at Christie's New York, 21 March 2001, lot 28


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR