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An ivory rampant yali, a decorative element from a stringed instrument (Rudra Veena), South India or Orissa, 16th-17th century
carved ivory with vestiges of red paint, designed as a rampant yali issuing delicately rendered ornate vegetation from its mouth, lotus flower support to front and sides, on a curved bracket with a small image of Ganesha to one side, the top with a larger carving of Saraswati (Hindu Goddess of knowledge, music, art and science) playing a type of veena, the back with arches enclosing palmettes with old collector's number in red 'L.81.57' underneath, on bespoke mount
8 by 7.6 by 8.6cm.
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來源

Ex-collection Kaywin Lehman Smith, New York.
Ex-collection Pierre Jourdan-Barry, Paris (1926-2016).

展覽

Indian and South East Asian Ivories, Brooklyn Museum, 2 October- 31 December 1982, cat.no.16.

相關資料

Rampant yalis are a feature of Orissan and South Indian temple architecture and decoration. Besides the subject matter, the style in which this yali has been carved and the treatment of other elements of decoration point to Orissa as the centre of production. The present yali can be compared to the ivory carvings of Krishna and Radha from Orissa in the National Museum in New Delhi in their intricate detailing. Dwivedi dates these ivories to the late seventeenth century based on similarities with Orissan manuscript decoration, therefore it is likely that the present yali dates from this period too (Dwivedi 1976, p. 119, pl. 101 & Tardy 1977, p. 157 nos 9 & 10). The rudra vina or vin is a large plucked stringed instrument used in Indian classical music. As the most prestigious court instrument until the nineteenth century, rudra vinas were exceptionally well made objects and this tailpiece suggests that the instrument it came from, whilst smaller than other examples, was no exception.

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