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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 1273

    A red sandstone stele of Umamaheshvara


    Price Realised  

    A red sandstone stele of Umamaheshvara
    India, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 12th century
    The heavenly couple in embrace with Parvati seated on Shiva's left leg, he holding a three-headed naga and trident, she holding a bowl, both wearing multiple necklaces and other jewelry, their hair arranged in distinctive headdresses, backed by a carved openwork mandorla, surrounded with four deities at each corner, including Ganesha at lower right, the bull and the lion at their feet
    30 in. (76.2 cm.) high

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    J.J. Klejman, acquired 9 October 1962
    By descent to present owner

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private New York Estate