11C Red Sandstone Pot Bellied Vishnu Carving

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11C Red Sandstone Pot Bellied Vishnu Carving

PRESENTING A Stunning 11C Pink Sandstone Pot Bellied Vishnu Carving.

From Central India.

This piece has impeccable Provenance !

It was bought by a Non-public Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction some time involving 2000 and 2008.

You can see from the pictures where by the Sotheby&#8217s round label would the moment have been on the entrance of the plinth. It also has a label on the again but the composing has disappeared by organic fading.

Sotheby’s work a twice annually auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September.

The sculpture is: “Carved in reduction with Vishnu in his pot bellied incarnation in seated pose with left leg crossed. Closely bejewelled headdress and necklace, his still left hand carry his attributes of mace, conch and discus. &#8220

Height 27 in. (68.6 cm.)

Circa 11th Century.

Provenance: Sotheby’s New York.

This illustration of Vishnu attained well-liked forex during the medieval period of time and was greatly depicted in Central Indian Temple sculpture.

It has substantially enhanced in value over the yrs as a Scarce piece from a prestigious Assortment and a Unusual piece of Asian antiquity.

Vishnu (/ˈvɪʃnuː/ Sanskrit pronunciation: [ʋɪʂɳʊ] Sanskrit: विष्णु, IAST: Viṣṇu) is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, and the Supreme Becoming or complete fact in its Vaishnavismtradition. Vishnu is the “preserver” in the Hindu triad (Trimurti) that includes Brahma and Shiva.

In Vaishnavism, Vishnu is similar to the formless metaphysical strategy called Brahman, the supreme, the Svayam Bhagavan, who usually takes various avatars as “the preserver, protector” any time the earth is threatened with evil, chaos, and damaging forces. His avatars most notably include Rama in the Ramayana and Krishna in the Mahabharata. He is also recognized as Narayana, Trilokinath, Ishtadeva, Jagannath, Vasudeva, Vithoba, and Hari. He is 1 of the 5 equal deities worshipped in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta Tradition of Hinduism.

In Hindu iconography, Vishnu is generally depicted as acquiring a pale or dark blue complexion and getting four arms. He holds a padma (lotus flower) in his reduced remaining hand, Kaumodaki gada(mace) in his decreased suitable hand, Panchajanya shankha (conch) in his higher still left hand and the Sudarshana Chakra (discus) in his upper suitable hand. A traditional depiction is Vishnu reclining on the coils of the serpent Shesha, accompanied by his consort Lakshmi, as he “dreams the universe into truth.

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11C Crimson Sandstone Pot Bellied Vishnu Carving.

Provenance: See previously mentioned. From a Dallas Non-public Selection.

Affliction: Quite excellent initial situation.

Proportions: 19.25 inches Tall, 9.2 inches huge and 6.25 inches Deep (On Plinth)

SALE Rate NOW: $6,800