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TIRTHANKARA MAHAVIR


Jainism is based on a philosophy of emancipation from the endless cycle of reincarnations through the path of non-violence. “The Jains believe in a group of twenty-four Jinas; each is also known as a tirthankara, or ‘forder’, who traverses the gulf between samsara, or the phenomenal world, and liberation.” (Pratapaditya Pal ed., The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York: Thames and Hudson Inc., 1994, p. 14) Vardhamana Mahavir is the last of these 24 tirthankaras or enlightened beings who preach spirituality. Pictured in this 11th century stone sculpture is Tirthankara Mahavir seated in the lotus pose or padmasana, in dhyana mudra. The present lot reflects the philosophy of asceticism and renunciation that is characteristic to Jain art from the time.







  Lot 60 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

Tirthankara Mahavir
Southern India, 11th century
Granite
Height: 48 in (122 cm)
Width: 31 in (79 cm)
Depth: 15 in (38 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Natesan's Antiqarts, Mumbai
Private Collection, Mumbai

Category: Antiquty


 









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