AN IMPORTANT BUFF SANDSTONE TORSO OF VISHNU
20.000 € - 30.000 €
Description:West-India, Rajasthan, 11th/ 12th ct.
H. 86,4 cm (o.S.)
Finely sculpted in a slight tribhanga posture with his body elegantly tilted to the left, his right hand lowered showing the varadamudra, the left arm broken, wearing a diaphanous dhoti clinged to his body with a few sections above and below the belt, decorated with an elaborate skirt of looped strings consisting of rows of beaded tassels, elaborate necklaces draped around his neck falling down his chest, the largest encircling the srivatsa-emblem, bracelets, armlets, garland floating around his shoulders encircling both arms to fall down along his legs and to his right a column section. On base.
Sotheby's London, 2.12.1968, lot 101, acquired by Armin Lemp, Zurich, sold in June 1974 to a Swiss private collector for Sfr 8000.- , sold from this collection in the present sale
Head, three arms and lower part of the legs missing, slightly chipped