A Mughal carved sandstone head
Lot 237
A sandstone Head of Shiva Central India, 10th-11th Century
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,018) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sandstone Head of Shiva
Central India, 10th-11th Century
the god of destruction, depicted with a serene expression, long eyes beneath bowshaped eyebrows and upturned moustache, hair secured by headdress with a snake in the centre identifying the deity, on a wooden base
16 cm. high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Collection of the late Linda York Leach (1942-2006).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this Lot was acquired at Sotheby's Indian, Himalayan and South-East Asian Art sale, London, 5 June 1989, Lot 172
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