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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1305

    A rare silver model of a chariot

    INDIA, TANJORE, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A rare silver model of a chariot
    India, Tanjore, circa 18th century
    Very finely cast and detailed with an open chariot filled with celestial figures and profusely decorated with winged mythical creatures, topped by a tiered canopy with individual goddesses on each step and an umbrella at top
    18 in. (45.8 cm.) high


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    This is a superbly executed model of a chariot, likely a royal commission, modeled in intricate detail after large wooden chariots used in processions.

    Provenance

    W. Uhde Collection, Germany, before 1978


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Völkerkundemuseum, Heidelberg, 1984-2008