• Sale 2640

    The Doris Wiener Collection

    20 March 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 85

    A brass altar of Lakshmi Narayana

    INDIA, GURJARAT OR HIMACHAL PRADESH, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A brass altar of Lakshmi Narayana
    India, Gurjarat or Himachal Pradesh, circa 11th century
    With Vishnu seated on the shoulders of Garuda over a lotus base on a footed plinth, holding the club, lotus, chakra and conch in his four hands, his hair piled into a tall jatamukuta secured with a diadem, Lakshmi seated on his lap with her arm around his neck, both wearing striped dhotis incised with a stippled pattern, flanked by Shankhapurusha and Chakrapurusha and backed by an openwork aureole with a large lotus blossom nimbus and topped with a finial
    10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, 1960s