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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 761

    A rare and unusual bronze figure of a four-armed deity

    SOUTH INDIA, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A rare and unusual bronze figure of a four-armed deity
    South India, 16th century
    The deity standing on a circular plinth, clad in a loincloth, his four arms held around him, the face with large eyes and pierced ears, wearing a conical headdress topped with a finial, a small lotus halo on the back, with a rich deep brown patina overall
    16½ in. (42 cm.) high


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    This is a remarkable bronze for which there are no direct comparables. The arms and hands combine to form a striking sense of movement, balanced against the high cylindrical headdress pronouncing the vertical axis.

    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1990s


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN COLLECTION