A SANDSTONE PILLAR
4.000 € - 6.000 €
Description:Central-India, ca. 13th c.
H. 80 cm
Sculpted with three scenes placed above each other, the lowest with probably Gajalakshmi seated in lalitasana on a lotus base with her right hand in varadamudra while the other is holding a lotus flower, wearing sari, bejewelled, her face displaying a serene expression with almond-shaped eyes, her hair combed in a chignon and a pair of elephants above, surmounted by a couple standing below a tree, topped with another couple seated on a pedestal, all three scenes are flanked to one side by five nagarajas, their hands in anjalimudra and their tails intricately woven into each other.
From an old South German private collection, acquired ca. 1975