Divinity Nepal, circa 16th - 17th century Wood, H.... - Lot 123 - Digard Auction

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5000 - 8000 EUR
Divinity Nepal, circa 16th - 17th century Wood, H.... - Lot 123 - Digard Auction
Divinity Nepal, circa 16th - 17th century Wood, H. 96 cm An enigmatic faceless divinity whose unusual character is accentuated by the disappearance of the legs and arms legs and arms. Examination of the orientation of the holes of the holes used to attach the legs clearly indicates that she must have a dancing posture, or at least a posture split to the right to the right, pratyalidha or with the right leg bent. The appendage at the top of the forehead in front of the mukuta and the notch and the notch under the chin suggest that these two elements that these two elements were in fact used to attach a metal face probably in embossed copper, a technique in which Newar craftsmen Newar craftsmen are the undisputed masters of this technique. Traces of tools all over the surface suggest that this lack of finish implies that the sculpture was intended to be clothed. The surface shows traces of red pigment, indicating that the divinity's complexion must have been this color. In the absence details, it is unfortunately impossible to propose a more precise identification. Provenance : - Former Eric Chazot collection - French private collection Exhibitions - Sacred objects, secret objects". Musée de Saint-Antoine l'Abbaye, Isère 1992. - Himalaya, le visage des dieux". Saint-Antoine l'Abbaye Museum. 1995 - Demons and wonders, traditional arts from China and Tibet". Abbaye de Saint-Riquier (80) 1995. - Visions de sagesse, arts du Tibet et de l'Himalaya" Musée des Beaux-arts de Roanne 2000 - Art et civilisations" Ivry sur Seine 2002 5 000 / 8 000 €
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