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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 360

    A group of four terracotta animals

    INDUS VALLEY, SHUNGA PERIOD, 1ST CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of four terracotta animals
    Indus Valley, Shunga period, 1st century BC - 1st century AD
    Comprised of a ram with incised round eyes, open mouth and large curled horns; a horse with a bridle in relief; a bird with large round eyes, a crown and large incised wings and tail; and a monkey with playful expression and a patterned snake wrapped around his neck
    2 5/8 x 3¼ in. (6.7 x 8.3 cm.); 4 x 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm.); 4 3/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 17.8 cm.); 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.2 x 7.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by 1972, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim


    Literature

    A. Poster, Figures in Clay, Terracottas from Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, December 1973


    Exhibited

    Figures in Clay: Terracottas from Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1973