20 March 2009
Property from a Private Massachusetts Collection
This lot is offered without a reserve
A stone Brahmanda, 'Cosmic Egg'
Central India, circa 19th century
Finely polished in ovoid form with natural markings in the stone
13 7/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high
W. Uhde Collection, Germany, before 1973
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On loan to the Völkerkundemuseum, Heidelberg, 1984-2008
The natural markings on the egg-shaped form symbolize the male and female principles in a single unit, a realization of the wholeness of the entire universe; for another example see A. Mookerjee, Yoga Art, 1975, p. 71, pl. 39.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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