15th Century Gilt-Copper Kirtimukha Repousse Plaque

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15th Century Gilt-Copper Kirtimukha Repousse Plaque

PRESENTING A Attractive 15th Century Gilt-Copper Kirtimukha Repousse Plaque.

From circa 1450 this is a spectacular piece of Indian antiquity.

From Tibet/Nepal.

This piece has impeccable Provenance!

It was bought by a Personal Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction some time between 2000 and 2008.

You can see from the shots where by the Sotheby’s label and tag is continue to hooked up with it remaining mentioned as &#8220Good deal 106/2&#8221.

We are nevertheless identifying the sale details and after we have identical we will update this article.

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

The sculpture is: “Repousse in reduction on gilded copper. It depicts Kirtimukha, depicted supporting a Shivalingam and keeping the vegetation he is devouring. Heavily bejeweled headdress and necklace, perched on a bracket with crystal clear plastic plinth. “

Height 10 in.

Circa 15th Century.

Provenance: Sotheby’s New York.

It has significantly amplified in worth in excess of the several years as a Exceptional piece from a prestigious Collection and a Unusual piece of Asian antiquity.

Garuda (Sanskrit: गरुड़ Garuḍa Pāli: गरुळ Garuḷa) is a legendary bird or hen-like creature in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain mythology. He is variously the auto mount (vahana) of the Hindu god Vishnu, a dharma-protector and Astasena in Buddhism, and the Yaksha of the Jain Tirthankara Shantinatha.

Garuda is described as the king of birds and a kite-like figure. He is proven both in zoomorphic sort (large chook with partially open up wings) or an anthropomorphic kind (gentleman with wings and some chook characteristics). Garuda is frequently a protector with electrical power to quickly go everywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpent. He is also known as Tarkshya and Vynateya.

Garuda is a element of point out insignia in India, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia. The Indonesian official coat of arms is centered on the Garuda. The national emblem of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. The Indian Air Force also works by using the Garuda in their coat of arms and even named their exclusive operations device following it as Garud Commando Force.


15th Century Gilt-Copper Kirtimukha Repousse Plaque.

Provenance: See over. From a Dallas Private Collection.

Ailment: Exceptional.

Proportions: 10 inches Tall, 6.5″ inches vast and 2.2 inches Deep (On Plinth)

SALE Selling price NOW: $6,500