A Copper Alloy Figure of Krishna South India, Nayak Period, 17th/18th century
Lot 89
A copper alloy figure of Krishna South India, Nayak Period, 17th/18th century
Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A copper alloy figure of Krishna
South India, Nayak Period, 17th/18th century
Standing in tribhanga with the calf clamoring up the lotus pedestal to lick the sole of his right foot, wearing a short dhoti below his rotund belly and holding the conch and wheel by his shoulders.
4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) high

Footnotes

  • The present lot belongs to a rare group of figures which combine the iconography of Vishnu with his avatar Krishna. For another eight-armed example, see Pal, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum: Vol. 1, Art from the Indian Subcontinent, 2003, no. 199, p. 261 & 275.
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