In Hinduism, the goddess Parvati is believed to be the deity of love, devotion, and fertility. Mythology suggests that Parvati is an embodiment of the primordial cosmic energy who uses her prowess and power to bring peace to the world. A sculpture of Parvati from South India is highlighted in the upcoming Indian, Himalayan, & Southeast Asian Art auction, presented by Bonhams. This particular figure exemplifies the style from the Chola period of the 12th century. Standing on a double lotus base, her right hand is seen raised in the katakaamukha mudra. The figure is also adorned with jewelry and the sacred thread.
Also available is a sculpture of Shadakshari Lokeshvara. A powerful spirit, Buddhist tradition teaches that Shadakshari Lokeshvara is devoted to helping humankind. The available sculpture bears a Tibetan inscription that reads, “The Ya tse sovereign has offered this to the monastery of Lha tong.” Its style can be traced to the reign of the Khasa Malla kings, spanning the 13th and 14th centuries. Another item of interest is an illustration from a Harivamsa-Parijata series. It depicts several figures in a grand palace; the men and women are gathered to admire a blossoming Parijata tree. Register to bid and view each lot on Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art (55)
# of Lots:55
Price Range:$1,500 - $300,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Gilt Copper Alloy Figure Of Shadakshari Lokeshvara Khasa Malla, Circa 1300-1350|| Estimate: |
|A Copper Alloy Figure Of Parvati Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, Circa 12th Century|| Estimate: |
|An Embroidered Silk Thangka Of The Buddha Of Healing Qing Dynasty, Late 18th/Early 19th Century|| Estimate: |
|An Illustration From A Harivamsa-parijata Series School Of Purkhu Kangra, Circa 1800-1810|| Estimate: |
|A Double-sided Illuminated Folio From A Manuscript Of Jami's Yusuf Va Zulaykha|| Estimate: |