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25 lots with images

December 14, 2013

Timed Auction

Double Bay

Sydney, 2028 Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9326 1028

Fax: +61 (0)2 9326 1028

Email: guy@guyearlsmith.com.au

25 Lots
A FINE ARAKAN BRONZE OF BUDDHA,

Lot 1: A FINE ARAKAN BRONZE OF BUDDHA,

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Description: A FINE ARAKAN BRONZE OF BUDDHA, c.1430-1784 Century AD, Mrauk-U, seated in dhyanasana above a platform incised with floral motifs, his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra holding an alms bowl, good detail, verdigris encrusted 39x26cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: For for further information cf.; Stadtner, D. (de), 1999, The Art of Burma, New Studies

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A PALA PERIOD SCULPTURE OF BUDDHA,

Lot 2: A PALA PERIOD SCULPTURE OF BUDDHA,

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Description: A PALA PERIOD SCULPTURE OF BUDDHA, c.10th-11th Century, of black phylite, seated in dhyanisana and with hands in dhyana mudra above a double lotus platform, a figurative panel in relief to rear below a circular nimbus, fine detail, old encrustations, North Eastern India 32x21cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A GANDHARAN SCULPTURE OF A BODHISSATVA,

Lot 3: A GANDHARAN SCULPTURE OF A BODHISSATVA,

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Description: A GANDHARAN SCULPTURE OF A BODHISSATVA, c.2nd-3rd Century AD, standing barefooted above an elaborate pillared pedestal with two worshipping attendants in relief, adorned with a cluster of necklaces and dressed in a long flowing robe draped across his left shoulder and gathered at his waist, his visage with heavy lidded eyes below his long flowing hair cascading down over his shoulders, fragmented nimbus to rear, weathered with earth and mineral encrustations 70x19cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: For further information regarding this form of sculpture cf. Hallade M. 1968, The Gandhara Style, Thames & Hudson; see also Swalf, W. 1996, A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum, London

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A FINE JADE SCULPTURE

Lot 4: A FINE JADE SCULPTURE

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Description: A FINE JADE SCULPTURE c. Late Qing dynasty, in classic mythical Shi form, the adult with jaws agape and an infant perched upon its back, fine detail, weathered with some encrustations 20x14cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A FINE JADE SCULPTURE OF A HORSE

Lot 5: A FINE JADE SCULPTURE OF A HORSE

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Description: A FINE JADE SCULPTURE OF A HORSE c.Late Qing dynasty, in Ming style, of mottled grey-brown, the horse in restful pose with raised left leg, fine detail 22x16cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A FINE REPUBLICAN PERIOD JADE SCULPTURE OF QIECI (Laughing Buddha)

Lot 6: A FINE REPUBLICAN PERIOD JADE SCULPTURE OF QIECI (Laughing Buddha)

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Description: A FINE REPUBLICAN PERIOD JADE SCULPTURE OF QIECI (Laughing Buddha) clearly 20th Century, the visage in classic amused state flanked by pendulous ear lobes, seated wearing a flowing robe with an alms bowl in his hand, China 22x16cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: According to Chinese texts, Budai existed during the later Liang Dynasty (907-923). A native of Fenghua he was considered to be an eccentric Chán monk. Known as Specie meaning "Promise this". He was considered a man of good and loving character.

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A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

Lot 7: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

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Description: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, c.15th Century AD, of granite standing above a conical base, both hands raised holding attributes the visage with serene expression below a segmented crown, circular nimbus to rear, weathered with remnant pigment encrustations, Kanchipuram 88x31cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: Measurement not including stand

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A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

Lot 8: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

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Description: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, c.15th Century, of granite standing barefooted and straight legged displaying four hands, the conch and the lotus flower, weathered, Kanchipuram 58x25cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF AN ELEPHANT,

Lot 9: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF AN ELEPHANT,

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Description: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF AN ELEPHANT, c.17 Century, of granite in diminutive form, weathered, Tamil Nadu 36x14cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: The elephant is the vehicle of the Hindu gods Indra and Vishwakarma

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A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

Lot 10: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU,

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Description: A SOUTH INDIAN SCULPTURE OF VISHNU, c.17 Century, of granite in diminutive form with raised and curled trunk, weathered, Tamil Nadu 35x14cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A RARE GANDHARAN SCHIST RELIEF,

Lot 11: A RARE GANDHARAN SCHIST RELIEF,

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Description: A RARE GANDHARAN SCHIST RELIEF, c.3rd Century AD, of three panels depicting the birth, life and death of Buddha, weathered 49x34cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: Exhibited: Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 13 October 2012 - 7 April 2013.

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

Lot 12: A STONE SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

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Description: A STONE SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY, C.17th Century, of granite, possibly in the form of Vishnu, standing barefooted above a waisted pedestal, Tamil Nadu 52x23cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF KRISHNA,

Lot 13: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF KRISHNA,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF KRISHNA, c.19th century, standing with one foot forward in dvara pala, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 60x24cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF SHIVA BHIKSATANA,

Lot 14: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF SHIVA BHIKSATANA,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF SHIVA BHIKSATANA, c.19th Century, standing naked with sandalled feet his right knee slightly bent forward, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 72x21cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram Note: According to Hindu texts, Shiva is considered to be in bhiksatana or begging form when naked with sandalled feet, Bernard Cooley, pers. Com.

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

Lot 15: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY, c.19th Century, dressed in a short dhoti, standing with arm forward above a circular base, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 53x22cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE HINDU DEITY,

Lot 16: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE HINDU DEITY,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE HINDU DEITY, c.19th Century, possibly in the form of Agni, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 51x33cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram

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A STONE SCULPTURE OF BALA KRISNA,

Lot 17: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BALA KRISNA,

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Description: A STONE SCULPTURE OF BALA KRISNA, c.18th-19th Century, of granite standing above a circular base, adorned wit neck pendant, Tamil Nadu 48x23cm Provenance: From an Australian, Ex-collection Clement Gruttmann, Pondicherry. Note: Bala Krishna meaning Krishna as a young boy, measurement not encl stand

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF RADHA,

Lot 18: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF RADHA,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF RADHA, c.19th Century, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 60x25cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF AGUSTIA,

Lot 19: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF AGUSTIA,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF AGUSTIA, c.19th Century, seated in lalitasana, above a waisted platform, the expressive visage with pointed beard, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 38x21cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram Note: According to Hindu texts, Augustia is considered as the ascetic responsible for teaching Lord Shiva, Bernard Cooley, pers. Com.

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A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

Lot 20: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY,

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Description: A WOODEN SCULPTURE OF A HINDU DEITY, c.19th Century, possibly in the form of Pravati, remnant polychrome pigments, weathered, Tamil Nadu 47x26cm Provenance: From an Australian collection, purchased at a temple in Mamallapuram

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A KHMER BRONZE OF VISHNU,

Lot 21: A KHMER BRONZE OF VISHNU,

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Description: A KHMER BRONZE OF VISHNU, c.13th Century, Angkor Period, crisply cast standing with bare feet,wearing a short sampot knotted to the rear, the visage of fine features above a slender neck, adorned with an elaborate chest ornament 21x8cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A NEPALESE BRONZE OF TARA,

Lot 22: A NEPALESE BRONZE OF TARA,

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Description: A NEPALESE BRONZE OF TARA, c.19th Century, seated above a double lotus base, with radiating arms, her naked torso adorned with jewellery, below a visage of serene expression and hair decorated with remnant blue pigment of lapis lazuli 20x14cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A KHMER BRONZE OF UMA,

Lot 23: A KHMER BRONZE OF UMA,

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Description: A KHMER BRONZE OF UMA, c.13th Century, Angkor Period, crisply cast standing with bare feet, wearing a striated sarong knotted to the anterior, the visage of fine features above a naked torso 18x5cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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A KHMER BRONZE OF NANDI,

Lot 24: A KHMER BRONZE OF NANDI,

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Description: A KHMER BRONZE OF NANDI, c.15th Century, of good detail and symmetry, the recumbent bull, above a rectangular base with floral motif in relief, the head with diminutive horns protruding at apex, weathered and verdigris encrusted 23x12cm Provenance: From an Australian collection Note: This bronze is sold with an authenticating Thermoluminescence Dating Report, Test No. W4642, University of Wollongong, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Australia

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A FINE BRONZE OF HANUMAN,

Lot 25: A FINE BRONZE OF HANUMAN,

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Description: A FINE BRONZE OF HANUMAN, c.19th Century,of excellent detail and symmetry, kneeling in prayer prior to battle with his mace at his side, above a waisted rectangular base, Madura 21x15cm Provenance: From an Australian collection

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