October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
  Lot 164
 

164

An Indian carved buff sandstone figure of an Apsara 印度石雕广延天女
11/12th Century 十一至十二世纪

With elegantly turned torso and lowered head, gently smiling, mounted on later ebonized wood panel.

(Qty: 1)

H: 14 1/2 in. (stone)

Property from the collection of Helen Cunningham and Ted Newbold

Sold for $3,276
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

With elegantly turned torso and lowered head, gently smiling, mounted on later ebonized wood panel.

(Qty: 1)

H: 14 1/2 in. (stone)

Property from the collection of Helen Cunningham and Ted Newbold

For related examples of elegantly poised females, originally serving to ornament temples, see Pratapaditya Pal, "The Sensuous Immortals, A Selection of Sculptures from the Pan-Asian Collection, Los Angeles, 1978, no. 46; and Vishakha Desai et al, "Gods, Guardians and Lovers, Temple Sculptures from North India, A.D. 700-1200", Singapore, 1993, pp. 160-161, no. 13, pp. 216-217, no. 46.

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