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Lot 17
PLAQUE DE KUMARA OU KUMARI EN CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE
NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIE SIECLE
1 – 10 June 2021, 12:00 CEST
Paris

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PLAQUE DE KUMARA OU KUMARI EN CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE

NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIE SIECLE
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4407
27 cm (10 5/8 in.) high

Footnotes

A GILT COPPER ALLOY REPOUSSÉ PLAQUE OF KUMARA OR KUMARI
NEPAL, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY

The two peacocks underfoot identify this god or goddess as Kumara (a.k.a. Skanda or Kartikeya) or his shakti - the source of his power - Kumari, who is one of the popular Mother Goddesses in Nepal. See 17th-/18th-century stone sculptures of Kumara and Kumari published in von Schroeder, Nepalese Stone Sculpture, Vol.I, 2019, nos.211A & 249A, respectively. A related repousse panel from the Paul F. Walter Collection, sold Bonhams, New York, 19 March 2012, lot 1095.

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

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