Property from Various Owners
An inlaid gilt metal devotional plaque
Nepal, Newari, 19th/20th Century
Centered by figural group composed of Surya (as an aspect of Vishnu) standing between two pairs of devotees holding blossoms or bows and a small charioteer to the front guiding the eleven horses supporting the ornate sun chariot with a superstructure of linked blossoms, all in high relief with inlay of coral, semi-precious stones and bone within gilt filigree, the elaborate background with apsaras and landscape elements with further inlaid accents and dense filigree work repeated on the borders of the ornate frame.
18 1/2 x 15in (47.3 x 38cm)