Lot 909
  • 909

A PINK SANDSTONE FIGURE OF A YAKSHI INDIA, 11TH CENTURY |

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2,000 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • Height: 12 3/4 in., 32.4 cm.
the Yakshi posed in sinuous tribhanga, with right arm raised and twisted behind her head, wearing a striated dhoti secured with a decorative belt, adorned with necklaces and bangles, with large almond shaped eyes, an aquiline nose and hair twisted to the side

Provenance

E&J Frankel, New York, 1978.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, circa 1960-1970's.

Catalogue Note

The yakshi, or nature spirits, were originally part of the Indic cults and are associated with fertility and abundance.
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