Lot 66
 
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BHAIRAVA    

TAMIL NADU, 11TH - 12TH CENTURY
Granite
12.25 in (31.5 cm) high

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, Mumbai


Bhairava is a powerful manifestation of Shiva, typically depicted with furrowed eyebrows, glaring eyes, flaring nostrils, and two sharp canines jutting over his lower lip. His dreadlocks assume the forms of the flames of a fire, and they are intertwined with snakes and scorpions.

In some myths, Shiva created Bhairava as an extension of himself, in order to chastise Brahma. An interpretation of this form of Shiva suggests that those who meet Bhairava must confront the source of their own fears.




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  Lot 66 of 81  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
9 MARCH 2017

Estimate
Rs 4,00,000 - 6,00,000
$6,065 - 9,095

Winning Bid
Rs 4,80,000
$7,273
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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