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STANDING VISHNU


"In Hindu mythology Vishnu is first and foremost a savior, sweeping down from his lofty abode to bring peace and balance to a beleaguered earth. Sometimes he remains in his heavenly abode while saving the day: four armed, holding a discus and a conch shell.” (Joan Cummins ed., Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue Skinned Saviour, Ahmedabad: Mapin Publishing, 2011, p. 11)

The present lot depicts Vaikunta Vishnu, widely worshipped in areas around the Kulu Valley from the 9th to the 14th century AD. On either side of the standing deity are delicately done lion and boar heads, that are smaller in size than other examples from the era.







  Lot 7 of 70  

WINTER LIVE AUCTION: INDIAN ART
15 DECEMBER 2021

Estimate



Winning Bid
Rs 9,60,000
$12,886

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


DETAILS

Standing Vishnu
Kulu, 14th century
Bronze
Height: 7.25 in (18.3 cm)
Width: 3.25 in (8 cm)
Depth: 1.75 in (4.2 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

The sculpture is mounted on a base with a screw measuring 0.75 x 2.25 x 2.25 in (1.7 x 6 x 6 cm)

PROVENANCE
Christie's, London, 6 May 1975, lot 147

Category: Antiquty


 









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