Sculpture

2006an7083 jpg l

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Acquired in 1990 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
1000-12-31
date_start
0850-01-01
date_text
late 9th century- 10th Century (made)
descriptive_line
Group of mother goddesses and Kubera, bronze, Bihar, Eastern India, late 9th-10th century.
dimensions
Height: 9.2 cm, Length: 14.5 cm, Depth: 4.3 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
South-East Asia, room 47b
historical_context_note
Formerly in the Heeramaneck collection, New York and sold at auction Sotheby's London 10-3-86. Purchased from Maurice Joy for £2400. Bought from Maurice Joy.
historical_significance
history_note
This small bronze image of a group of four Hindu deities is a fine example of bronze casting in eatern India at the beginning of the Pala period, (9th -12th century). Images of this scale were frequently commissioned by private donors for presentation to a local temple or shrine. This image bears a Sanskrit inscription on the reverse of the base indicating that it was the gift of 'Revaka'. This name alone gives no clue as to the identity or social background of the donor.
id
1515
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:25:24.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:25:24.000Z
latitude
25.90313
location
South-East Asia, room 47b, case 4
longitude
85.801071
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bronze
museum_number
IS.74-1990
museum_number_token
is741990
object_number
O64460
object_type
Sculpture
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A group of four Hindu deities depicting from left to right, of Kubera, Vaisnavi, an unidentified female deity (Kumari?), and Brahmani. Jars symbolizing wealth appear beneath the figures and the kneeling figure of the male donor is represented to the left of the group. The image shows traces of gilding and blue pigment, both of which suggest that this image has, at some point in its history since the 9th century, been in worship in the Himalayas.
place
Bihar
primary_image_id
2006AN7083
production_note
Bihar, Eastern India
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
sculpture-sculpture-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sculpture
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1000
year_start
850