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Auction Description for Swann:
Viewing Notes:
13 & 14th September 10am - 5pm. 15th September 1pm - 5pm.
Sale Notes:
None

456 lots

September 19, 1996

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

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Lot 1: Two Nepalese Wood Temple Supports, circa 18th Century, each carved with a princely figure standing on a stylized foliate platform, a monkey feeding on a fruit in the front, each figure wearing a long pleated jama, patka securing a sword and katar,

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Description: Two Nepalese Wood Temple Supports, circa 18th Century, each carved with a princely figure standing on a stylized foliate platform, a monkey feeding on a fruit in the front, each figure wearing a long pleated jama, patka securing a sword and katar, beaded necklace with circular rosette medallion, and layered turban, holding a lance in one hand, foliate branches above. Heights 39in. 99.1 cm. and slightly smaller

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Lot 2: A Nepalese Wood Temple Strut of a Yakshi, circa 13th/14th Century, the nature goddess standing on a crouching demon, holding a lotus flower, and wearing a dhoti, beaded belt, ribbed wrist cuffs, linked necklace, a disk earring, and beaded diadem,

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Description: A Nepalese Wood Temple Strut of a Yakshi, circa 13th/14th Century, the nature goddess standing on a crouching demon, holding a lotus flower, and wearing a dhoti, beaded belt, ribbed wrist cuffs, linked necklace, a disk earring, and beaded diadem, leafy branches above her head. Height 45in. 114.3 cm. Compare Pal, The Art of - Nepal, Sculpture, nos. 235 and 236, bracket figures in the Uku bahal at Patan.

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Lot 3: A Nepalese Brown Schist Stele of Agastya, circa 16th Century, seated on a large kalasa with flowering stems spilling out on the sides, his legs crossed at the ankles and secured in place by a yogapatta, his face with finely incised spade-shaped

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Description: A Nepalese Brown Schist Stele of Agastya, circa 16th Century, seated on a large kalasa with flowering stems spilling out on the sides, his legs crossed at the ankles and secured in place by a yogapatta, his face with finely incised spade-shaped beard, and wearing beaded jewelry and a loincloth, three of his four hands holding a rosary, trident, and pouch, his primary right hand in vitarka mudra. Height 10.3/4in. 27.3 cm.

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Lot 4: A Large Nepalese Carved Wood Temple Strut, 13th/14th Century, carved with a three-headed divinity standing in a lively attitude with his legs crossed, wearing a long floral garland, heavy beaded sashes, necklaces, diamond-shaped rosette earrings, and

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Description: A Large Nepalese Carved Wood Temple Strut, 13th/14th Century, carved with a three-headed divinity standing in a lively attitude with his legs crossed, wearing a long floral garland, heavy beaded sashes, necklaces, diamond-shaped rosette earrings, and foliate crowns, his domed coiffure surmounted by a half-vajra finial, leafy tree branches sheltering the deity from overhead, the base carved with a pair of rearing horses and four divinities seated on stylized rocky outcrops. Height 66.5 in. 168.9 cm.

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Lot 5: A Nepalese Gilt-copper Repousse Plaque of Manjusri, circa 15th Century, the four-armed divinity seated in dhyanasana on a lotus, a padma flower supporting a manuscript above his left shoulder, wearing an incised dhoti, sash, jewelry, and foliate

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Description: A Nepalese Gilt-copper Repousse Plaque of Manjusri, circa 15th Century, the four-armed divinity seated in dhyanasana on a lotus, a padma flower supporting a manuscript above his left shoulder, wearing an incised dhoti, sash, jewelry, and foliate conical crown. Height 6. 75 in. 17.2 cm.

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