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Himalayan Art Online / PANNEAU DE KUMARA OU KUMARI EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIIE SIECLE

Lot 18
PANNEAU DE KUMARA OU KUMARI EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE
NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIIE SIECLE
1 – 10 June 2021, 12:00 CEST
Paris

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PANNEAU DE KUMARA OU KUMARI EN ALLIAGE DE CUIVRE DORE REPOUSSE

NEPAL, CIRCA XVIIIE SIECLE
Himalayan Art Resources item no.4428
41.5 cm (16 3/8 in.) high

Footnotes

A GILT COPPER ALLOY REPOUSSÉ PANEL OF KUMARA OR KUMARI
NEPAL, CIRCA 18TH CENTURY

The two peacocks underfoot identify this god or goddess as a form of 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.

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

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