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


10C Red Sandstone Relief of a Mithuna Couple

$ 36,000
  • Description
    PRESENTING a STUNNING piece of Southeast Asian Antiquity, namely, a 10th Century Red Sandstone Relief of a Mithuna Couple .

    This piece has impeccable Provenance!

    It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Christie’s New York Auction on 23rd September 2004. Sale Number 1409, Lot No. 42.

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

    The Auction was titled: “Indian and Southeast Asian Art Including 20th Century Indian”.

    The sculpture was described as: “ Lot 42= Property of a Swiss Collector – A Mottled Red Sandstone Relief of a Mithuna Couple, India, Madyha Pradesh, 10th/11th Century”.

    “Deeply carved in relief with the lovers within a nice flanked by columns, each wearing short dhotis, necklaces and a billowing sash. 25.5 in. (64.7 cm.) high

    Provenance: Acquired in the 1970’s.”

    It carried an Auction estimate of USD 8,000 to USD 12,000 and Sold for USD 10,158 (not including Buyers Premium).

    Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $20,225 in today’s value. At highest estimate, this would equate to $24,000 in today’s value.

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

  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Sandstone
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition.
    Creation Date: 900-1000
    Styles / Movements: Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Catalog References: Christie’s New York Auction on 23rd September 2004. Sale Number 1409, Lot No. 42.
    Incollect Reference #: 697795
  • Dimensions
    W. 18.5 in; H. 25.5 in; D. 4.5 in;
    W. 46.99 cm; H. 64.77 cm; D. 11.43 cm;
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