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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    A rare mottled red sandstone figure of Ganesha

    INDIA, MATHURA, KUSHAN PERIOD, 3RD CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A rare mottled red sandstone figure of Ganesha
    India, Mathura, Kushan period, 3rd century
    The four-armed deity carved in the round seated in 'Royal Ease' over a rectangular throne, reaching with his trunk for a bowl of sweets in his upper left hand, clad in a short dhoti and with a snake wrapped around his body and coiled around itself at his chest, further adorned with bracelets, armlets, and beaded necklaces tied at the back of his neck, his face with round eyes and flanked by his large ears
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired before 1999, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

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