A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA

Seated in maharajalilasana holding a mala, his broken tusk, and a bowl of sweets, from which he snacks with his trunk, the corpulent body adorned with a sacred thread and naga-form armlets, the elephant’s head surmounted by a foliate tiara, with the hair gathered in a flat chignon with locks escaping over the shoulders 7 ½ in. (19.1 cm.) high

Details

  • Title : A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF GANESHA
  • Year : 14th century A.D
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Bronze
  • Dimension : 19.1 cm high
  • Accession No : Lot 801
  • Country/ Geo-location : Nepal
  • Museum : Christies
  • Credit Line : The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1981.
  • Acquisition Method : Price released for USD 237,500, Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Closed: 24 Sep 2020
  • Status : Sold
  • Literature : S. Kramrisch, Manifestations of Shiva, Philadelphia, 1981, p. 144, cat. no. 118. The Washington Post, "India's Many-Splendored God," 29 March 1981. J. Bowles, "Manifestations of Shiva," Orientations, vol. 12, no. 7, July 1981, p. 21, fig. 15. I. Alsop, "The Alsdorf Collection: Highlights from the Himalayas," Orientations, July/August 1997, illus. cover, p. 51, fig. 1. P. Pal, A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, 1997, pp. 56 and 286, cat. no. 65.
  • Exhibitions : Philadelphia Museum of Art; Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum; Seattle Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Manifestations of Shiva," 29 March 1981-30 May 1982, cat. no. 118. The Art Institute of Chicago, “A Collecting Odyssey: Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art from the James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection,” 2 August-26 October 1997, cat. no. 65.