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A bronze figure of Sambandar
A bronze figure of Sambandar

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

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A bronze figure of Sambandar
South India, late Chola period, 13th/14th century
Standing on a lotus base over a waisted plinth with his right leg raised in dance, his arms spread out to either side and pointing with the index finger of his right hand, wearing a festooned belt, necklace, and armlets, the smiling face with elongated eyes flanked by foliate earrings, the hair in curls piled into a jatamukuta and backed by a shiraschakra
5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, acquired in London in the 1980s

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