Lot 525: AN EAST INDIAN BLACK STONE CARVING OF SIMHANADA LOKESHVARA. Pala Period, 9th to 13th Century. Depicting Avalokiteshvara seated on a flower patterned cushion supported by a lion crouching on a lotus pedestal, the animal’s head turned back the mouth baring fangs, a flower head issuing from the pedestal at the rear of the simha, the bodhisattva resting in regal posture, rajalilasana, his left hand resting on the cushion behind and holding the stem of a lotus, the right elegantly poised over the raised right knee, a yajnopavita falling from the deity’s left shoulder, and draping the right thigh, the knotted hair enlaced with strings of jewels and tied with a diminutive crown, a small figure of Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara’s spiritual progenitor, seated beside the double lotus throne, 28cm H. Provenance: Collection of Ian Schultz, acquired in France in the 1950s. ????  9?13?? ????????

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Description: AN EAST INDIAN BLACK STONE CARVING OF SIMHANADA LOKESHVARA. Pala Period, 9th to 13th Century. Depicting Avalokiteshvara seated on a flower patterned cushion supported by a lion crouching on a lotus pedestal, the animal’s head turned back the mouth baring fangs, a flower head issuing from the pedestal at the rear of the simha, the bodhisattva resting in regal posture, rajalilasana, his left hand resting on the cushion behind and holding the stem of a lotus, the right elegantly poised over the raised right knee, a yajnopavita falling from the deity’s left shoulder, and draping the right thigh, the knotted hair enlaced with strings of jewels and tied with a diminutive crown, a small figure of Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara’s spiritual progenitor, seated beside the double lotus throne, 28cm H. Provenance: Collection of Ian Schultz, acquired in France in the 1950s. ????  9?13?? ????????
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