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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 314

    A granite figure of Parvati


    Price Realised  


    A granite figure of Parvati
    South India, Tamilnadu, Vijayanagara period, 14th century
    The four-armed goddess standing on a rounded lotus base, holding a mala and lotus bud in her upper arms, wearing a close-fitting striated dhoti secured with a beaded and festooned belt, a long sash tied at either side, adorned with various jewelry and the sacred thread, he face with well-carved features and surmounted by a tall conical headdress
    33 7/8 in. (86 cm.) high

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    By the twelfth century, stone carvers in Tamil Nadu had achieved consummate skill, creating sensuous images of divinities out of granite that was difficult to carve. For stylistic comparison, see the Bhudevi and Sridevi sold in these rooms on 20 September 2006, lot 70.


    Collection of Dr. and Mrs. William T Price, acquired from Sotheby's, New York, 21 September 1985, lot 274


    On loan to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1981
    On loan to the Pacific Asia Museum, San Francisco, 1981-1985