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DANCING GANESHA


MADHYA PRADESH OR RAJASTHAN, CIRCA 10TH/11TH CENTURY
Sandstone
17 in (43.2 cm) high

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Property from an Important Family Collection

This sculpture shows a dancing Ganesha, or Nritya-Ganapati. This form of Ganesha could be seen in temples in North and Central India by the 8th century. Ganesha holds a battle-axe in his rear right hand. In his primary right hand, he holds what resembles a tusk, and in his left hand, he holds a plate of modaks. Ganesha's rotund body gracefully adopts the kshipta pose, where the right foot is raised to form the kunchita step, and the left leg is bent to support the weight of the body. His plump legs, arms and torso bring out his childlike, endearing persona. He wears an elaborate crown, and other ornaments are carved in detail. Ganesha's trunk coils elegantly to his left, and both his tusks are prominent.







  Lot 12 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

Estimate
$12,500 - 15,625
Rs 8,00,000 - 10,00,000


Winning Bid
$12,600
Rs 8,06,400

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


DANCING GANESHA


 









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