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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1351

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Shri Devi

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Shri Devi
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
    Riding her horse side-saddle through a sea of blood, her right hand aloft and her left holding a blood-filled kapala to her heart, a swirling scarf around her shoulders and a garland of severed heads hanging to her waist, her fierce face with pointed fangs and bulging eyes and her flaming hair secured by a crown of smiling skulls, the copper baseplate incised with a double-vajra
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Spink and Son, Ltd., London, acquired in December 1999