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Lot 57
 
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STANDING DEVI


The Cholas ruled Thanjavur from the 9th - 13th century and built many temples and commissioned the making of various metal sculptures during their reign. Bronzes made during their time are "acknowledged as masterpieces today... Many of these early masterpieces were royal donations, dedicated for worship by kings and queens." (R Nagaswamy, Timeless Delight: South Indian Bronzes in the Collection of the Sarabhai Foundation, Vadodara: Sarabhai Foundation, 2006, p. 22) The present lot is a bronze sculpture of Devi in the tribhanga pose with her right arm held gracefully by her side in the dola hasta mudra. The delicate yet firm lines of her body are enhanced by her ornate jewellery and the girdle around her waist.







  Lot 57 of 160  

SPRING ONLINE AUCTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIAN ART AND ANTIQUITIES
6-7 APRIL 2022

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Winning Bid
$11,004
Rs 8,25,300

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


DETAILS

Standing Devi
Southern India, 13th century
Bronze
Height: 6.6 in (16.8 cm)
Width: 2.4 in (6 cm)
Depth: 2 in (5.3 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Natesan's Antiqarts, Mumbai
Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Antiquty


 









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