Karnataka, 17th century The naked Tirthankara modeled with broad shoulders and long arms down to the sides, flanked by Saraswati and a multi-armed warrior under an arched mandorla with a kirttimukha at the crest. 13 in. (33 cm) high
Compare with two earlier shrines of the same form dated to the 10th century with similar aureoles and pedestal bases, see Pratapaditya Pal, The Elegant Image: Bronzes from the Indian Subcontinent in the Siddharth K. Bhansali Collection, New Orleans, 2007, figs. 7 & 8, pp. 105-106.
Provenance: Private Collection, Texas Butterfield and Butterfield, San Francisco, November 4, 2003, lot 3250
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