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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 343

    A small green stone figure of Skanda

    SWAT VALLEY OR KASHMIR, 6TH/7TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A small green stone figure of Skanda
    Swat Valley or Kashmir, 6th/7th century
    Finely carved standing on a waisted plinth holding the spear and cockerel, wearing a short dhoti with a dagger secured at the waist, his face carved with aquiline nose and arched brows beneath long wavy hair tied in a topknot and secured with a small headdress, flanked by his peacock mount with full display of feathers forming a mandorla
    5 in. (12.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's New York, 17 October 2001, lot 9
    Spink and Son, Ltd., London, 1996


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    Spink, Legacies of Ancient Civilisations: A Selection of Indian & South-East Asian Works of Art, 1996, cat. no. 12