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A gilt copper figure of Indra, Nepal, 15th century | 尼泊爾 十五世紀 銅鎏金因陀羅坐像

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June 14, 03:20 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 EUR

Lot Details


A gilt copper figure of Indra

Nepal, 15th century 

Height 14 cm, 5½ in.


Statuette en cuivre doré représentant Indra, Népal, XVe siècle


尼泊爾 十五世紀 銅鎏金因陀羅坐像

English Private Collection, acquired in 1968.

Christie's New York, 15th September 2015, lot 75.




The god Indra is identified by the horizontal third eye on the forehead, his characteristic crown, and his principal emblem, the vajra, seen on the flower at the shoulder. Indra is seated in maharajalilasana, the regal posture commonly associated with the god in Nepalese sculpture. The fine gilt copper statue representing Indra as devaraja, King of the Gods in Buddhist, Hindu and Jain mythology, elegantly represents the sculptural aesthetics of the Kathmandu Valley with poise and sensuous modelling. The mitre-like crown design is a unique feature to Nepalese representations of the god, and may be regarded as a local innovation, see Pratapaditya Pal, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum:Art from the Himalayas and China, New Haven and London, 2003, cat. no 52. Compare two fifteenth century Nepalese examples, both with a flower at each shoulder, in Ulrich von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 363, pls. 97B, C.


本尊因陀羅銅鎏金坐像,額上橫置之第三眼,頭戴經典冠冕,肩飾金剛杵花卉。本因陀羅以王者安坐姿(maharajalilasana)而坐,腿自然垂下,另一腿屈膝抬起, 此乃尼泊爾神像常見姿態。因陀羅為佛教、印度教及耆那教神話中天神之王,本造像優雅精緻,姿態自若感性,展現加德滿都谷地美學風格。其冠冕如主教冠之設計,乃尼泊爾當地之獨特創新,參見拉塔帕蒂特亞·帕爾著《諾頓賽門美術館之亞洲藝術:喜馬拉雅及中國藝術》,紐黑文及倫敦,2003年,編號52。比較另外兩件十五世紀尼泊爾之例,兩者肩上皆飾有花朵,見Ulrich von Schroeder所著《印藏銅像》,香港,1981年,頁363,圖版97B,C。