A BLACKSTONE STELE DEPICTING PARVATI
800 € - 1.200 €
Description:North-India, ca. 17th c.
H. 14,2 cm
Standing in samabhanga on a rectangular throne placed on a lotus-base, her principle hands resting on the heads of two female standing attendants, both holding section of their sari, both upper hands with kapala and broken attribute, wearing sari, bejewelled, her face displaying a severe expression with protruding eyes below raised eyebrows, elongated earlobes with ear-plugs, her hair combed in a chignon and secured with a tiara.
From the collection of Gerd-Wolfgang Essen (1930-2007), assembled between the 1950s and 1980s
Partly chipped, traces of age