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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 365

    A terracotta figure of a dancing Shiva

    INDIA, GUPTA PERIOD, 5TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A terracotta figure of a dancing Shiva
    India, Gupta Period, 5th century
    The dancing figure carved with his right hand raised to his chest, his face with open mouth and almond-shaped eyes, flanked by large round earrings, his wavy hair flowing around his face
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired by 1978, London


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    P. Pal, The Ideal Image, The Gupta Sculptural Tradition and its Influence, 1978


    Exhibited

    The Ideal Image, The Gupta Sculptural Tradition and its Influence, Asia Society, 1978