PRESENTING a STUNNING piece of Indian Antiquity from circa the 5th Century, namely, a 5th Century Indian Headless Bust Sandstone Carving of a Princess .
From Central India.
The piece was purchased by a Private Collector at Sotheby’s, or more probably, Christies of New York Auction pre-2000. The paper label on the wooden base is “7281/465” for Sale Number 7281, Lot No. 465.
Sotheby’s and Christies operate a twice yearly auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September.
The Sale Number is more like a ‘Christies;’ Sale Number but we cannot locate any records for this sale online as it was pre-2004.
The sculpture is a headless bust of a royal princess. Carved on the front only, with hands clasped in prayer. Flowing robes with 2 necklaces and a central pendant.
it sits on a wooden plinth and still retains the original Auction Label.
It has substantially increased in value over the years as a RARE piece from a prestigious Collection and a RARE piece of Asian antiquity.
5th Century Indian Headless Bust Stone Carving of a Princess
A STUNNING PIECE OF INDIAN ANTIQUITY !
5th Century Indian Headless Bust Sandstone Carving of a Princess.
Provenance: From a Private Dallas Southeastern Asian Collection. All pieces in the Collection were acquired by the collector at Christies or Sothebys Auction Houses in New York between 1999 and 2008.
Condition: Very good original condition.
Dimensions: 9.75″ Tall, 11″ Wide and 5.5″ Deep