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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    AN IVORY GROUP DEPICTING DURGA SLAYING THE ELEPHANT-DEMON (KARINDRASURA)

    BEHRAMPUR, EASTERN INDIA, CIRCA 1850

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    AN IVORY GROUP DEPICTING DURGA SLAYING THE ELEPHANT-DEMON (KARINDRASURA)
    BEHRAMPUR, EASTERN INDIA, CIRCA 1850
    Carved and assembled as a miniature shrine, the goddess rides her lion-vehicle, she wears her attributes and a peacock crown, her lion is atop the elephant-demon and on a raised platform, deities and ascetics around perched on raising lotuses, above them a finely carved tympanum with Durga in battle, stylised boteh flowers around, within a wooden frame
    10½in. (26.5cm.) high


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    A very closely related carved ivory group of Durga Mahishasuramardini which is attributed to Behrampur, circa 1850 is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. 1070-1852; Neeta Das and Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (ed.), Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal, Mumbai, 2013, no.5, p.109).

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