11C SE Asian Indian Saraswati Buff Sandstone

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11C SE Asian Indian Saraswati Buff Sandstone

PRESENTING a Spectacular piece of Indian Antiquity from the 11th Century, particularly, a Saraswati Buff Sandstone Carving.

From Central India.

This piece has impeccable Provenance !

It was purchased by a Personal Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th March 2004. Sale Quantity 7975, Ton No. 35.

Sotheby’s function a two times annually auction of Southeast Asian Artwork & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September.

The sculpture was described as: “The Goddess seated in lalitasana holding a fragmentary vina and manuscript, adorned in elaborate beaded jewellery, her hair drawn up into a two-tiered crown.

Peak 23 in (58.4 cm)

Circa 11th Century.


It carried an Auction estimate of USD 5,000 to USD 7,000 but the Auction entry does not report a sale cost.

On mid-estimate, permitting for inflation on your own this would be about $10,000 in today’s benefit.

The string for the original Sotheby’s Ton No. Label is continue to connected but the label has been misplaced.

It has considerably greater in worth over the yrs as a Rare piece from a prestigious Collection and a Scarce piece of Asian antiquity.

Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, IAST: Sarasvatī) is the Hindu goddess of know-how, tunes, artwork, knowledge, and learning. She is a element of the trinity (Tridevi) of Saraswati, Lakshmi, and Parvati. All the a few varieties assist the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva to generate, sustain, and regenerate-recycle the Universe, respectively.

The earliest acknowledged point out of Saraswati as a goddess is in the Rigveda. She has remained major as a goddess from the Vedic period through modern day situations of Hindu traditions. Some Hindus rejoice the competition of Vasant Panchami (the fifth working day of spring, and also regarded as Saraswati Puja and Saraswati Jayanti in so quite a few elements of India) in her honour, and mark the working day by supporting youthful kids find out how to create the letters of the alphabet on that working day. The Goddess is also revered by believers of the Jain religion of west and central India, as nicely as some Buddhist sects.


11C SE Asian Indian Saraswati Buff Sandstone

Provenance: See Higher than.

Issue: Extremely great first affliction.

Proportions: 23 inches Tall, 12 inches Broad and 6.25 inches Deep

Price: $26,000 &#8211 SALE Selling price NOW: $20,800