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Himalayan Art Online / PLAQUE D'UNE DIVINITÉ HINDOUE, PROBABLEMENT MAHESHVARI, EN CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIE SIECLE

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PLAQUE D'UNE DIVINITÉ HINDOUE, PROBABLEMENT MAHESHVARI, EN CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE
NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIE SIECLE
1 – 10 June 2021, 12:00 CEST
Paris

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PLAQUE D'UNE DIVINITÉ HINDOUE, PROBABLEMENT MAHESHVARI, EN CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE

NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIE SIECLE
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4408
20 cm (7 7/8 in.) high

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A GILT COPPER ALLOY REPOUSSÉ PLAQUE OF A HINDU DEITY, PROBABLY MAHESHVARI
NEPAL, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY

The pair of bulls underfoot suggest this Hindu deity is either a form of Shiva or his shakti Maheshvari. Though, the variety of representations in the religious art of Nepal are so varied, that the figure might also represent Yama, the guardian (dikapala) of the South. Consider the torana of the main entrance to the Taleju temple, Bhaktapur, published in Pal (ed.), Goddess Durga, Mumbai, 2009, p.101, no.7, as well as 17th-century stone sculptures of dikpalas published in von Schroeder, Nepalese Stone Sculpture, Vol.I, 2019, pp.602-3.

Provenance
Private European Collection assembled in the 1960s and 1970s

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