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A black stone stele of Vishnu
Property of a Private Manhattan Collector
A black stone stele of Vishnu

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

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A black stone stele of Vishnu
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 12th century
Standing on a stepped plinth holding his attributes of a lotus, mace, wheel and conch, wearing a short pleated dhoti and belt, beaded meditation strand, floral garland, and thick foliate torque, flanked by Lakshmi and Saraswati holding the flywhisk and vina respectively, the arched mandorla centered by a kirttimukha mask and two apsaras
20 in. (50.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's Amsterdam, 18 October 2005, lot 44
Sale Room Notice
Please note this lot was acquired by the present owner at Christie's Amsterdam, 18 October 2005, lot 44.
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