Indian Red Sandstone Relief depicting Shiva

SKU: HQ.0042

Origin: Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan
Circa: 10th - 12th Century AD
Dimensions: 16.75" Height x 10.5" Width x 3.25" Depth stone only, 19" Height x 13" Width x 4.5" Depth including custom base
Medium: Red Sandstone

The God is powerfully carved standing in ‘tribhanga’ within an arched niche supported by slender columns, wearing a garland and tiara of skulls, holding a rattle drum in his upper right hand, his long locks of hair bound up in conical form held upright by his crown, flanked by an attendant holding a flywhisk to his right, the arch deeply carved with a foliate border.

Private Pennsylvania Collection 2007, Prev. private Rockville Maryland Collection

Good condition overall, damage to the arms of central figure, abrasions to the face, forehead and nose, with minor chips to the architectural details, break in lower right corner of the composition.

For related examples see Sotheby's New York, March 16 and 17, 1988 no. 31, June 2nd, 1992, no. 66 (Pan Asian Collection).



Indian Red Sandstone Relief depicting Shiva


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