Lot 2187. Stele des Vishnu als Vamana

Starting price:€ 6 000
Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
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Lot 2187Stele des Vishnu als Vamana
India, possibly Sarnath. 10./11. Century, or later.

a Reddish, possibly Chunar sand stone with very finely worked Details. Standing in abhanga, the two main arms are lowered in varada mudra and holding the prayer wreath and the conch, the second Armpaar is raised and holds the chakra (Discus), and Mace. To the right and to the left of his Mandorla in a seat at the end of each, to stand on his feet for four more characters.

The presentation tells the story of the rebirth of the God Vishnu as a small growing Vamana, the could then, however, tremendous size, and with two steps heaven and earth. Height 53 cm, width 26cm. Condition B.
provenance:
-auction Christie's London, 2. July 1980, Cat. No 177

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