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GODDESS SRIDEVI


Belonging to the extensive body of stone and metal sculptures created during the reign of the Cholas, the present lot depicts Sridevi, one of the two consorts of Lord Vishnu, who stands for material wealth and prosperity. Her body is adorned by flat necklaces, bracelets and arm bands that are carved in the typical Chola tradition. Her upper body has a breast band (unlike her sister Bhudevi whose chest is usually bare), while her lower body is wrapped in a dhoti, the folds of which cascade down to her ankles in parallel waves. It is particularly interesting to note how the forward bend in her left knee and the corresponding upward movement of her right hip imparts a relaxed posture to the goddess - a style that was prevalent within Chola sculptures of this period.







  Lot 62 of 160  

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

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Winning Bid
$30,000
Rs 22,50,000

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


DETAILS

Goddess Sridevi
Southern India, 14th century
Granite
Height: 46 in (117.3 cm)
Width: 19 in (48.5 cm)
Depth: 11 in (28 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

This sculpture is mounted on a wooden base measuring 10.4 x 17.2 x 14.2 in (26.5 x 43.7 x 36 cm)

PROVENANCE
Natesan's Antiqarts, Mumbai
Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Antiquty


 









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