Lot 10
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SOMNATH HORE | Untitled (Baul with Iktara)

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Somnath Hore
  • Untitled (Baul with Iktara)
  • Signed 'S.H' lower edgeThis work is unique
  • Bronze
  • 25½ x 9¾ x 5⅛ in. (64.8 x 24.8 x 13.2 cm.). This work is attached to a wooden base measuring 2 x 7½ x 6¾ in. (5 x 19 x 17.1 cm.)


Acquired by the present owner from Lance Dane in Mumbai in May 2003
Lance Dane (1923-2012) was a writer, photographer, renowned scholar, and the founder of the Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art in Delhi. He dedicated over five decades to researching and archiving all aspects of the Kama Sutra and other pre-Vedic and Vedic classical erotica. He amassed a large collection of art and antiquities. His private collections of over 9,000 books on Indian art and architecture and his 300,000 archival photographs are housed in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in New Delhi. His collection of more than 30,000 ancient Indian coins is housed with the Hinduja Foundation.