31st Oct, 2023 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 105
 

A CARVED WOODEN GILT AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED YAKSHINI STATUE
Possibly Karnataka or Tamil Nadu, Southern India, 18th - 19th century

A CARVED WOODEN GILT AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED YAKSHINI STATUE
Possibly Karnataka or Tamil Nadu, Southern India, 18th - 19th century

Carved in the round, presenting a standing naked yakshini (Hindu female nature spirit) on a lotus pedestal, one hand covering her breast, the latter raised up high in an offering gesture, gilt and polychrome-painted, wearing several traditional accessories including braided armbands, a heavy necklace and earrings, and numerous anklets, mounted on a wooden stand, 44cm high including the stand.

Estimated at £300 - £500

 

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