Black Rock Galleries

An Important 16th Or 17th C. Nepalese Durga Relief Sculpture

Price $18,000.00

Item #: 215838
Condition: Very Good - A little wear and tear, consistent with age and use.
Categories: Art , Sculpture
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An arch shaped piece with high relief carving of a multi-armed deity standing on a winged feline and wielding several weapons. A small figure appears below right.
The fierce female demon buffalo slayer carved in openwork with her principal two hands holding a spear-ended trident and another attribute and her remaining eight hands with Shivite attributes, standing astride a winged dog that straddles the beheaded buffalo, Mahisasura wielding a knife atop the headless body. Remnants of black lacquer, white gesso and flecks of red pigment in the deity's third eye, repaired breaks– 29 ¼ inches (74.2 cm.) high.
Compare with a series of limestone carvings in the Archaeological Garden, Lalitpur, Patan, Nepal.
H. 29.5”, W. 22", Depth 8"
Condition: Several repaired breaks delineated by darker pigment. Areas blackened but good condition overall and displaying very well.

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