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


12C Vishnu Dark Grey Sandstone Carving

$ 24,500
  • Description
    PRESENTING a STUNNING piece of Indian Antiquity from the 12th Century, namely, a Vishnu Dark Grey Sandstone Carving.

    From Central India.

    This piece has impeccable Provenance!

    It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th March 2004. Sale Number 7975, Lot No. 33.

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

    The sculpture was described as: “Visnu standing in samapada, three hands holding his identifying attributes of conch, discus and mace, the fourth lowered in varada mudra, wearing an elaborately beaded waistband and a long floral garland draped over his forearms extending to his knees, flanked on either side by attendant figures and animals.

    Height 19.5 in (49.5 cm)

    12th Century.

    Property of DR. and MRS. YACOUB MASSUDA.”

    It carried an Auction estimate of USD 4,000 to USD 6,000 and Sold for USD 5,400 (not including Buyers Premium).

    Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $9,500 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. 33).

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

    Weighs 65lbs.
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: hand carved sandstone
    Condition: Good. Very good original condition.
    Creation Date: 1100-1200
    Styles / Movements: Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental
    Catalog References: Sotheby’s New York Auction on 24th March 2004. Sale Number 7975, Lot No. 33
    Incollect Reference #: 697797
  • Dimensions
    W. 13 in; H. 19.5 in; D. 6 in;
    W. 33.02 cm; H. 49.53 cm; D. 15.24 cm;
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