A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D.
Lot 5366
A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D.
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
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A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D. A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple) North India, 2nd century A.D.
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Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art

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A red sandstone relief panel of Mithuna (Loving Couple)
North India, 2nd century A.D.
standing frontally wearing sheer lower garments with left hands on their hips, the female holds a large drooping lotus and is adorned with large circular earrings and a link belt across her broad hips, the male holds a small lotus blossom in the right hand and is adorned with a thick necklace.
25 3/4 in (65.4 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare the female figures and the treatment of the belt in Stan Czuma, Kushan Sculpture: Images of Early India, Cleveland, 1985, nos. 33 and 37, pp. 97 and 103.

    Provenance:
    Doris Wiener Gallery, acquired in late 1990s
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