A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century
Lot 5561
A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century
US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£890 - 1,200
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A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi South India, 18th/19th century
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A polychrome painted wood figure of a devadasi
South India, 18th/19th century
The architectural fragment depicting in high relief and deep undercutting a 'slave of the god,' dressed in elaborate coiffure and deeply undercut necklace, one of the professional cast of female servants attached to Hindu temples; now mounted to a replacement base (losses, weathering).
41 3/4in (106cm) overall height

Footnotes

  • Another example preserved in the Victoria & Albert Museum (IS.95-1987) was published in P. Pal (ed), Dancing to the Flute: Music Dance in Indian Art (Museum of New South Wales, 1997), pp. 209-10.
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