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A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF VISHNU SOUTH INDIA, VIJAYANAGAR, 15TH CENTURY

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF VISHNU SOUTH INDIA, VIJAYANAGAR, 15TH CENTURY

A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF VISHNU SOUTH INDIA, VIJAYANAGAR, 15TH CENTURY

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION

A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF VISHNU SOUTH INDIA, VIJAYANAGAR, 15TH CENTURY


Height 12 ⅝ in. (32 cm)


the four-armed deity standing in samapada, holding his attributes the discus, conch, mace and lotus, the fine dhoti secured at his waist with a wide jeweled girdle centering a kirttimukha and a sash elegantly knotted on both sides

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Sotheby's London, December 8, 1969, lot 66

Lance Entwistle and Anthony Plowright, 1969

Collection of Andrew Solomon, London

John Nicholson's, Haslemere, Surrey, April 18, 2018, lot 58

Vishnu here stands with erect posture, signifying his majesty and power. His implements which he carries – the conch, discus, mace and lotus – in his four hands represent his complete control over all the elements of the universe. During the Vijayanagar period the naturalism of the Chola dynasty gives way to a more mannered elegance. The elaboration of the dhoti with looped sashes to the side, the hatch marks of the crown and more rounded middle are features suggestive of the more embellished and exaggerated style of the period. For another example of Vishnu showing similarities in the styling of the dhoti and illustrating hatch marks on the crown, see Sotheby’s New York, April 1, 2005, lot 23.