31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 100
 

A FRAGMENTARY CARVED RED SANDSTONE STATUE OF LORD SHIVA
Possibly Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, 11th - 12th century

A FRAGMENTARY CARVED RED SANDSTONE STATUE OF LORD SHIVA
Possibly Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, 11th - 12th century

The bust of the Hindu deity carved on three sides, showcasing several strands of beaded necklaces on Shiva's chest, large earrings, serene, almond-shaped eyes underneath exaggerated arched eyebrows, and an elaborate conical headdress produced with the deity's matted curled hair, held together by a lobed diadem with four rounded beads above his forehead, mounted on a black wooden stand, 34.7cm high.

Provenance: previously in the collection of Cecil Stack, who worked for The Dunlop Rubber Company from the 1920s to the 1960s, and was for many years the Managing Director of The Dunlop Rubber Company in India. He relocated back to the UK in the late 1960s.

Sold for £400

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