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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 1301

    A stone Brahmanda, 'Cosmic Egg'

    CENTRAL INDIA, CIRCA 19TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A stone Brahmanda, 'Cosmic Egg'
    Central India, circa 19th century
    Finely polished in ovoid form with natural markings in the stone
    13 7/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high


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    The natural markings on the egg-shaped form symbolize the male and female principles in a single unit, a realization of the wholeness of the entire universe; for another example see A. Mookerjee, Yoga Art, 1975, p. 71, pl. 39.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    W. Uhde Collection, Germany, before 1973


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Massachusetts Collection


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Völkerkundemuseum, Heidelberg, 1984-2008