• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 792

    A small bronze figure of Achala

    TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A small bronze figure of Achala
    Tibet, circa 14th century
    The three-headed, six-armed deity standing with his primary arms crossed at his waist, holding a skullcup in his left hand and a curved knife in his right, his other arms radiating about him with various implements, clad in a tiger skin and a garland of severed heads, his hair pulled into a flaming chignon and secured with skull tiaras on each head
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high


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    This small, yet superbly executed and powerful bronze, displays close proximity in style to Pala bronzes and could possibly be made by Indian craftsmen working in Tibet.

    Provenance

    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 21 March 2002, lot 69


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION