31 March 2005
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN ESTATE
A Red Sandstone Fragment of Nagarajas
India, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 12th Century
Depicting two nagarajas in obeisance with cobra hoods and intertwined tails
16 in. (40.6 cm.) high
Collection of Prince and Princess Aschwin zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, acquired in 1973.
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