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Lot 246: 12TH C. INDIAN PAIR GODDESS TARA AND BUDDHA STELE

Est: $20,000 USD - $30,000 USDPassed
Scollard AuctionsMay 23, 2024Brea, CA, US

Item Overview

Description

Pair of Sculptures Standing Buddha Shakyamuni and Green Tara appear from the same region or possibly even temples and feature similar, stone(fine-grained grey basalt), triangular peaked columns(to the background), poses/iconography, and period of carving while Standing Buddha appears slightly earlier stylistically than Green Tara they may only be 100-200 years apart. The bases and stands which elevate and hold both the piece are exceptionally made and feature detachable arms, steel construction, protective rubber pads, and are of quality enough to support the piece in transit travel. Los Angeles Collection 2018, Pasadena Collection 2018 Prior, Bernstein Collection 1970s. Standing Buddha medieval Pala period 8-12th century North-East India. Carved in mid to high relief from a beautiful grey fine-grained basalt stone. Buddha standing represents repelling conflict or often rising from meditative state to teach the 'Four Noble Truths' of Nirvana, in slightly bent pose but both feet planted standing Buddha is ready to teach and travel. Buddha is wearing long 'monastic' robes covering both shoulders and in left hand grasping his long robes and right hand outstretched over a lotus flower in 'Varada Mudra' pose for granting wishes "Varada or Gesture of Charity". Buddhas' relaxed meditative facial expression shows him smiling with elongated earlobes and traditional style hair, behind Buddha is a large looping Halo adorned with ornate bands of beads and lotus flowers. To the background are two columns in striking design with long shafts to a folate under over design and column capital with triangular folate object to their peak. To the outer edge of the stele there are traditional Buddhist symbols of a temple peaks in a multi-banded and triangular shape. An incredible piece of carving from the Pala period 11th century. 68cm. in height, 31.8cm in width, and 12.3cm in depth. (32" H on stand) Standing goddess 'Green' tara, medieval Pala period 8-12th Century North-East India Tara which means 'Saviouress' is the female manifestation of Buddhist lord of compassion 'Avalokitesvara Padmapani'. Tara is carved in Mid to High Relief from a beautiful grey fine-grained Basalt stone, standing with slightly bent pose, right hand open in 'Varada Mudra' pose for granting wishes and held down in front of an up stretched flower in bloom. Her robes and rich adornments that of a Bodhisattva with long stretched beaded and jeweled belts, necklace, and jewelry. In the left-hand Tara holds a long stem closed 'Utpala' lotus flower as is her tradition. Tara has a smiling face with closed eyes in contemplative state, long earlobes with large earrings and very high crown above her head, in the crown is scrolling designs and The Buddha to the center, to the rear a large beautifully adorned looping Halo. In the background Tara stands in front of a stunning early Foliage Style Indian column with triangular tipped capital. To the surrounding the 'Bodhisattva' is flanked by several Buddha one of a different variation of Tara another of Buddha in seated traditional pose and another obliterated on a double lotus base. A stunning piece of the late Pala period 12th century. Measures 81cm. in height, 32cm. in width, and 15.5cm in depth. (34" H on stand)

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Auction Details

Edged Weapons, Pre-Columbian & Jewelry

by
Scollard Auctions
May 23, 2024, 09:00 AM PST

555 W Lambert Unit C, Brea, CA, 92821, US

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