1500 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 , United States Call Seller 972.685.0808


10/11C Pot-Bellied Vishnu Buff Sandstone Sculpture

$ 12,500
  • Description
    PRESENTING a STUNNING piece of Southeast Asian Antiquity, namely, a 10/11C Pot-Bellied Vishnu Buff Sandstone Sculpture from Central India.

    This piece has impeccable Provenance!

    Sotheby’s operate a twice yearly auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September.

    It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th March 2004. Sale Number 7975, Lot No. 23.

    The sculpture was described as: “Visnu Buff sandstone Central India. Vishnu in his pot-bellied, dwarf incarnation, wearing an elaborate beaded waistband, a sacred thread and necklace, the shrivatsa in relief on his chest, his head with tightly curled hair surrounded by a fragmentary lotus halo.

    Height 14 in (35.6 cm)

    10th/11th Century.

    Property of a European Collector.”

    It carried an Auction estimate of USD 5,000 to USD 7,000 and Sold for USD 6,000 (not including Buyers Premium).

    Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $10,000 in today’s value.

    As an added bonus and proof of authenticity the carving still retains it’s original Sotheby’s Lot No. Label (No. 23).

    It has substantially increased in value over the years as a RARE piece from a prestigious Collection and a RARE piece of Asian antiquity.

    Provenance: See above. From a Dallas Private Collection.

    Condition: Very good original condition.

    Dimensions: On Plinth it is 17 inches tall.

    Sculpture itself is 14.5 inches Tall, 6.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches deep.

    Wooden plinth is 2.5 inches tall, 4.5 inches deep, 5.5 inches wide.
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Carved Sandstone, Wooden plinth
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition.
    Creation Date: 1100
    Styles / Movements: Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Catalog References: Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th March 2004. Sale Number 7975, Lot No. 23.
    Incollect Reference #: 697799
  • Dimensions
    W. 6.5 in; H. 17 in; D. 5.5 in;
    W. 16.51 cm; H. 43.18 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
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