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    Sale 2112

    The Scholar's Vision: The Pal Family Collection

    20 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 338

    A rare green stone figure of Vishnu


    Price Realised  


    A rare green stone figure of Vishnu
    Kashmir, 8th century
    Powerfully carved in the round in gently swayed tribhanga, holding his conch and a lotus flowerhead, wearing a finely fitted dhoti, armlets, necklaces and an elaborate tiara, his face with a benign expression and backed by an ovoid smoothly polished halo
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high

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    This is a superb example of its type, expressively carved and subtly blending purity of form with intricate detail


    Gift from Nasli Heeramaneck, 1968