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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 590

    A rare stone stele of Vishnantaka

    NEPAL, 1632

    Price Realised  


    A rare stone stele of Vishnantaka
    Nepal, 1632
    With the three-headed deity with his principal hands crossed before his chest and holding a flaming jewel, noose, staff and katvangha in his remaing four radiating arms, standing in alidhasana on the prostrated Ganesha holding his bowl of sweets and a radish, wearing elaborate jewelry and with flaming hair, the arched backplate with a bead and flame border, the inverted lotus base inscribed around the front, all very finely and crisply carved and with fine polish to the stone
    19¾ in. (50 cm.) high

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    The inscription at the base gives the date of consecration as 1632.


    West Coast Collection, before 2000

    Pre-Lot Text