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11th Century Saraswati Buff Sandstone

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Presenting a stunning piece of Indian antiquity from the 11th century, namely, a Saraswati buff 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. 35. 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: “The Goddess seated in lalitasana holding a fragmentary vina and manuscript, adorned in elaborate beaded jewelry, her hair drawn up into a two-tiered crown. Height 23 in (58.4 cm) circa 11th century. Property of aEuropean Collector.” It carried an Auction estimate of USD 5,000 to USD 7,000 but the Auction entry does not record a sale price. On mid-estimate, allowing for inflation alone this would be over $10,000 in today’s value. The string for the original Sotheby’s Lot No. Label is still attached but the label has been lost. It has substantially increased in value over the years as a rare piece from a prestigious Collection and a rare piece of Asian antiquity.

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  • Condition Details
    Very good original condition.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 23 in. x W 12 in. x D 6.25 in.H 58.42 cm x W 30.48 cm x D 15.88 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU3978116703761
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