• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 768

    A terracotta stele of Jambhala

    NEPAL, DATED NS 715 (1594-1595 AD)

    Price Realised  


    A terracotta stele of Jambhala
    Nepal, dated NS 715 (1594-1595 AD)
    Seated on the back of a lion with his left hand wielding a mongoose spewing jewels and his left holding the stem of his folded parasol, clad in finely detailed armor with foliate breastplates and a shawl draped over his shoulders, his face in concentrated expression with a furrowed brow surmounted by a large foliate headdress, the lion below him with a snarling mouth, long braided mane and a raised tail, all backed by a flaming aureola, with remains of polychromy overall and an inscription giving the date at verso
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high

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    Acquired in New York before 1980