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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 356

    A copper figure of Krishna

    SOUTH INDIA, VIJAYANAGAR PERIOD, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A copper figure of Krishna
    South India, Vijayanagar Period, 16th century
    Finely cast dancing on a round plinth, wearing a short dhoti and necklaces, his face with a humerous expression, with a deep chocolate brown patina
    5 in. (12.6 cm.) high


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    This is a remarkable bronze in that the right leg is depicted in two different positions denoting movement. No other examples of this type appear to be recorded.

    Provenance

    Christian Humann, Pan-Asian Collection


    Literature

    P. Pal, et al., Dancing to the Flute: Music and Dance in Indian Art, 1997, p. 94, cat. no. 43