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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 1263

    A terracotta plaque with scene of abduction from the Ramayana

    INDIA, CHANDRAKETUGARH, 1ST CENTURY BC - 1ST CENTURY AD

    Price Realised  

    A terracotta plaque with scene of abduction from the Ramayana
    India, Chandraketugarh, 1st century BC - 1st century AD
    Delicately carved with Ravana at center holding a struggling Sita, he clad in a short dhoti, his demonic face surmounted by a wrapped headdress, she wearing a beaded sash and adorned with further jewelry, flanked to their right with a monkey hiding in a tree
    3 x 2¾ in. (7.6 x 7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    London art market, acquired 1998