A Pala blackstone stele of Vishnu Northeastern India, Pala-sena period, circa 11th Century

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Lot 89*
A Pala blackstone stele of Vishnu
Northeastern India, Pala-sena period, circa 11th Century

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,700 - 9,300
A Pala blackstone stele of Vishnu
Northeastern India, Pala-sena period, circa 11th Century
standing on a lotus pedestal, holding a mace and a chakra, his lower hands varadamura and holding a conch, flanked by his consorts Lakshmi and Sarasvati, above celestial garland bearers flanking the protective mask of kirtimukha, below kneeling attendants and an inscription
59 cm. high

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  • Provenance
    Private German collection. Acquired by the vendor's late husband in Dhaka, Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1969 whilst he was working there.
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