Panel from a box or throne Ivory Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka 17th/18th century
Lot 1043
An ivory panel from a throne or cabinet South India, circa 17th century
Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
An ivory panel from a throne or cabinet
South India, circa 17th century
The panel represents a fantastical scene of two yali with long, crossed necks poised to attack two human figures riding on elephants. An adorsed yali at the center divides the two elephants.
9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (24.1 x 15.9 cm.)

Footnotes

  • The remarkable quality of carving and large scale suggest that this element is from a throne or possibly a large cabinet. The treatment of the mythological beasts compares favorably with the architectural brackets (see lot 1042).

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Spink & Son, 1982

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