• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 736

    A green schist figure of Shiva and Parvati

    KASHMIR, 7TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A green schist figure of Shiva and Parvati
    Kashmir, 7th century
    Finely carved with Shiva and Parvati standing together atop a stepped plinth, both clad in diaphanous pleated dhotis and jewelry, she with a shawl, her braided hair adorned with a foliate crown, he holding a trident, mala and sword and accompanied by Nandi, his hair arranged in a high chignon, each backed by a nimbus with beaded rims
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, London, acquired by 1998
    Theresa McCullough, Ltd, London, 2002


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION