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TAMIL NADU, 17TH - 18TH CENTURY
Inscribed in Tamil on the reverse
Gilt Bronze
6 in (15.4 cm) high

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Property of a Gentleman, Mumbai


This rare gilt bronze relief shows Vishnu as Trivikrama, literally "Victor of Three," portrayed in a vibrant narrative technique. Vishnu earned this name from conquering the heavens, earth and netherworld in three giant steps. He is seen here, his left leg raised in the act of protecting the earth, represented by Prithvi, the Earth Goddess. His eight arms represent the realms of the universe over which he reigns. He holds his attributes, the conch and discus, in his two hands. To his right, he is seen as Vamana, the dwarf Brahmin, who approaches king Bali to ask him for three strides of land.




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  Lot 71 of 81  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART | LIVE AUCTION, MUMBAI
9 MARCH 2017

Estimate
Rs 2,00,000 - 3,00,000
$3,035 - 4,550

Winning Bid
Rs 3,60,000
$5,455
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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