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A monumental buff sandstone head of a Devi North India, 9th-10th century | 印度北部 九至十世紀 砂岩雕提毗首

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 EUR

A monumental buff sandstone head of a Devi North India, 9th-10th century | 印度北部 九至十世紀 砂岩雕提毗首

A monumental buff sandstone head of a Devi North India, 9th-10th century | 印度北部 九至十世紀 砂岩雕提毗首

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 EUR

A monumental buff sandstone head of a Devi

North India, 9th-10th century


the head of a monumental sculpture of the great mother goddess carved with a rounded face, downcast eyes in a compassionate gaze, full and sensuous lips, and an elaborate coiffure of curls and ribbons with two human skulls at either side

55 cm, 21⅝ in.

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Rare et impressionante tête monumentale de la déesse Devi en grès, Inde du nord, IXE-XE siècle

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印度北部 九至十世紀 砂岩雕提毗首


55 公分, 21⅝英寸

Losses to the front of the face and to the hair, especially to the nose, chin, visible on the illustration. Traces of red pigment to the top of the head.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。

相片可見面部頭髮,特別在鼻子、下巴見磕痕。頭頂仍見朱砂痕跡。


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Collection of Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard, acquired mid-1970s.

Christie’s New York, 14th September 2010, lot 161.

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Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard珍藏,得自七十年代中期

紐約佳士得,2010年9月14日,編號161

The finely carved head originally belonged to monumental sculpture, and is detailed with rounded face, downcast eyes in a compassionate gaze, full and sensuous lips, and an elaborate coiffure of curls and ribbons with two human skulls at either side. Skulls in matted hair is a characteristic of Shiva but the benign aspect, lack of a third eye on the forehead, elegant locks and a more feminine countenance might suggest that the head depicts the goddess Devi. Devi is often portrayed as a beautiful woman representing the great mother goddess, with wrathful attributes and weapons of battle indicating her role as destroyer, most popularly as Durga slaughtering the buffalo demon Mahisha.

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本品雕工上乘,造像編制碩大、潤頰垂目、唇瓣飽滿,眼神慈悲,頭髮捲曲,兩旁各一骷髏。纏結頭髮及骷髏通常乃濕婆造型特徵,然而本像前額無第三目,髮鬢秀麗,面容帶女性特徵,故此或為提毗。提毗常見於母神造型,形像秀麗,帶忿怒相,手持武器,顯示其殲滅者身份,通常見於難近母擊敗牛魔摩西娑蘇羅造型。