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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 1292

    Two small bronze figures of Shiva Nataraja and Parvati

    SOUTH INDIA, CHOLA PERIOD, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Two small bronze figures of Shiva Nataraja and Parvati
    South India, Chola period, 13th/14th century
    With Shiva dancing on a prostrate figure amidst an arched flaming aureole, clad in a short dhoti, his four arms radiating around him holding various implements; with Parvati standing in elegant tribhanga on a circular lotus base atop a stepped plinth, her right arm raised and her left arm echoing her curvaceous figure, clad in a long dhoti with a pendant sash secured with a belt, wearing multiple necklaces and other jewelry, the hair arranged in a high headdress
    5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    New York art market, before 1998