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10th Century Temple Bracket Buff Sandstone Central India

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Presenting a stunning piece of Indian antiquity from the 10th century, namely, a temple bracket buff sandstone central India carving. From Central India. This piece has impeccable Provenance ! It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th September 2004. Sale Number 8008, Lot No. 31. Sotheby’s operate a twice yearly auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September. The sculpture was described as: “The three faces of the bracket carved in rtelief with images of the bearded Brahma, holding a kalasha on the left, a male deity holding a vajra at center and a griffin with a garland – bearing celestial above on the right, the top with an incised foliate decoration. Height 20.5 in. (52.1 cm.) 10th-11th Century. Other Properties” It carried an Auction estimate of USD 4,000 to USD 6,000 and sold for USD 4,200 (not including buyers premium). Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $7,000 in today’s value. The original Sotheby’s Lot No. Label is still attached, as is the catalog label on the back. It has substantially increased in value over the years as a rare piece from a prestigious Collection and a rare piece of Asian antiquity.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 23 in (58.42 cm)Width: 11 in (27.94 cm)Depth: 8.75 in (22.23 cm)
  • Style:
    Archaistic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    950
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good original condition.
  • Seller Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3978116703501
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