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Title

Torso of a male divinity

early 11th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

An elegant figure, based in the classic 'tribhanga', with his hips swung gently to the right, and wearing a dhoti.


Details


Place where the work was made

Uttar Pradesh India


Date

early 11th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

sandstone


Dimensions

86.4 x 33.0 x 16.0 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Margaret Hannah Olley Art Trust 1992


Location

Not on display


Accession number

63.1992



Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact provenance@ag.nsw.gov.au

Provenance


Sotheby's New York, 28 Oct 1991-Apr 1992, New York/United States of America, offered Sotheby's New York, Indian Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, lot 81. Purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992.


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Sotheby's New York, Indian Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art, New York, 28 Oct 1991. lot 81 (colour illustration)