• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 162

    A Gray Schist Relief with the Teaching Buddha

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 9TH/10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Gray Schist Relief with the Teaching Buddha
    Northeastern India, Pala period, 9th/10th century
    Centered by the Buddha seated with his hands in dharmachakramudra, flanked on either side by four bodhisattvas seated on lotus blossoms, with an inscription on the lower band centered by a chakra and attendant deer
    23½ in. (59.7 cm.) long


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    The inscription above the images contains the popular Buddhist creed, whereas the inscription below says goraksitabhiksava avaruhnike lidgade devadharmmoyam krtah, which means "Cow-protected monks commissioned this religious work at Lidgada in Avaruhnika."

    Provenance

    Julian Sherrier Collection, London, formed between early 1940s-1972


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF JULIAN SHERRIER