• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 262

    A large gilt and polychromed copper repousse plaque of Harihara

    NEPAL, DATED NS 965 (1845 AD)

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    A large gilt and polychromed copper repousse plaque of Harihara
    Nepal, dated NS 965 (1845 AD)
    Modeled with the four-armed Harihara standing at center atop a double-lotus base flanked by Nandi and Garuda, his back arms raised with the trident in his right hand and the chakra in his left, his primary right hand holding the rosary and his left holding the conch shell, clad in a long dhoti and tiger skin adorned with beaded, foliate and snake jewelry, his face with a straight aquiline nose and third eye and his hair pulled into a topknot, all backed by a flaming aureola with an inscription at the bottom and remains of polychromy overall
    30¾ in. (78.1 cm.) high

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    The inscription on the verso states that the family of Prajapati Thakura Dhanabadha donated this image of Harihara in honor of their tutelary deities Hari Sankha Narayana and Mahakali.


    Acquired in New York before 1970

    Pre-Lot Text

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