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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 363

    Four terracotta heads

    INDIA, SHUNGA TO KUSHAN PERIODS, 1ST CENTURY BC - 2ND CENTURY AD

    Price Realised  

    Four terracotta heads
    India, Shunga to Kushan periods, 1st century BC - 2nd century AD
    Comprised of a man's head with full open lips, a round nose and wide eyes and surmounted with a headdress; a lion head with large round eyes and an open mouth baring his fangs and tongue; a small relief with a female torso with a curvaceous figure and a large foliate headdress; and a small head with incised features and a large beaded and foliate crown
    4¾ in. (12.1 cm.) high; 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high; 3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high; 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.) high (4)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by 1973, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim


    Literature

    A. Poster, Figures in Clay: Terracottas from Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, December 1973


    Exhibited

    Figures in Clay: Terracottas From Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 1973