A grey sandstone architectural sculpture of a peri (angel)
Lot 451W
A buff sandstone Architectural Support Gujerat, Western India, circa 18th Century
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
A buff sandstone Architectural Support
Gujerat, Western India, circa 18th Century
in the form of a winged angel, wearing nose ring, large hoop earrings and a crown with boteh motifs, with pleated shirt and segmented necklace, mounted
80 cm. high

Footnotes

  • This finely carved figure of a peri was probably part of the architectural decorative scheme of a palace. It is notable for its attention to detail in the depiction of jewellery and costume, and draws comparison with the figure of a peri on the Nasser D. Khalili Collection enamelled gold huqqa base (Zebrowski, Mark, Gold, Silver and Bronze from Mughal India, London, 1997, pp. 62-4) and also angels found in miniatures of the period (for example, Zebrowski, Mark, Deccani Paintings, London, 1983, p. 224, no. 195).
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