A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Heruka and a copper alloy plaque of a Mahapratisara Northeast India, Pala period, 11th/12th century

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Lot 11
A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Heruka and a copper alloy plaque of a Mahapratisara
Northeast India, Pala period, 11th/12th century

Sold for US$ 47,500 inc. premium
A silver inlaid copper alloy figure of Heruka and a copper alloy plaque of a Mahapratisara
Northeast India, Pala period, 11th/12th century
Heruka adorned with a garland of severed heads, a silver necklace, and inlaid copper eyes, with a vajra in his raised right hand while dancing on the Brahmanical deity prostrate on the base, now separated; the plump goddess with eight arms holding various attributes including a sword and bow. (2)
Hevajra: 3 in. (7.6 cm) high; Mahapratisara: 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm) high

Footnotes

  • For a very closely related figure described as Hevajra in the Bangladesh National Museum, see Huntington, The Circle of Bliss, Colombus, 2003, p. 460, fig. 3.

    Provenance:
    Private American Collection

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot has been incorrectly listed as lot 12 in the printed catalog. Lot 11, the current lot, is comprised of the two small Pala figures.
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