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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 758

    A granite figure of Vishnu

    SOUTH INDIA, CHOLA PERIOD, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A granite figure of Vishnu
    South India, Chola Period, 12th/13th century
    Powerfully modeled standing in tadasana, adorned with multiple necklaces and sacred garlands, backed by a flaming halo, Nandi standing behind with his tail curling on the right, the stone with rich inclusions of mica
    43¾ in. (113.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Rene Jaquerod, Zurich
    Acquired by the present owner in September 1947


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION