A COPPER FIGURE OF INDRA NEPAL, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

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Lot 3207
A COPPER FIGURE OF INDRA
NEPAL, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

US$ 12,000 - 16,000HK$ 94,000 - 130,000
A COPPER FIGURE OF INDRA
NEPAL, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61526
4 1/4 in. (11.1 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 尼泊爾 十五/十六世紀 因陀羅銅坐像

    Alert, elegant, and limber, Indra sits in 'royal ease', evoking his status as the king of the gods. His regalia, including the tall diadem and the lotus-borne vajra by his shoulder confer his identity. One of the earliest Vedic gods, Indra transcends Hindu and Buddhist sectarian boundaries, occupying a significant position in both theological frameworks. In Nepal, he is especially associated with bringing rain and fertility, and is the focus of the Indra Jatra, one of the most anticipated festivals, reveled in with great camaraderie by all denominations every September. A related gilded example attributed to the 16th century is held in the Rubin Museum of Art (acc.#C2005.16.44; HAR item no.55467).

    Published
    Roberto Vitali, Arte Himalayana, Eskenazi, Milan, 1979, no.13.
    Christophe Hioco, Exhibition Catalog, Paris, 2016, pp.8-9.

    Provenance
    Private Collection, Germany
    Christie's, Paris, 11 June 2014, lot 373
    Christophe Hioco, Paris, November 2016
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A COPPER FIGURE OF INDRA NEPAL, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
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