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Auction 4 : The Taj President, 90 Cuffe Parade, Mumbai 400005  Catalogue
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Auction 4
Lot 1
Antiques ( Dakshinamurti Ganesh with Right Trunk )
20th Century AD

Karnataka

H: 4.5 cm, W: 2.6 cm, D: 1.5 cm, Wt: 20.01 gm

This beautiful piece of Ganesh Murti, called Dakshinamurti or Dakshniabhimukhi Ganesh, is made in three parts: the Mool Upasya Murti (the Main Idol for Worship), Parikara (the carved backdrop) and Asana (pedestal).
The four-handed Ganesh has the rare form of trunk orientation, namely Balamuri, the trunk turning towards Right or South (Dakhina) of the deity. In s...
Estimate :
5,000 - 8,000
Opening Bid :
5,000
Realized :
9000
Lot Viewed : 37 Times
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Lot 2
Antiques ( Lord Buddha with the Bhumi-Sparsh Mudra )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

Pala dynasty, 8th Century AD
Eastern India

H: 12 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: 3 cm

Names: Buddha, Gautam Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, 

Religion: Buddhism 

Lord Buddha seated in Bhumi-Sparsh Mudra, which in Buddhist iconography is a body posture or gesture with a special meaning. The Bhumi-sparsha mudra (gesture of touching the Earth) is also called the Earth Wit...
Estimate :
60,000 - 80,000
Opening Bid :
60,000
Realized :
60000
Lot Viewed : 18 Times
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Lot 3
Antiques ( Shiva Head )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

Gupta Dynasty, 4th Century AD
Mathura region, Northern India

H: 13 cm, W: 10 cm, D: 9.5 cm

Names: Shiva, Shankar, Rudra, Mahakaal, Bhairav 

Religions: Hindu

The bust of Lord Shiva is portrayed here with a mystic smile on face with two big eyes and the third eye placed horizontally, instead of vertically in the centre of the forehead. The head is adorned with the typica...
Estimate :
30,000 - 40,000
Opening Bid :
30,000
Lot Viewed : 14 Times
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Lot 4
Antiques ( Buddha Head )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

15th century
Western India

H: 13.5 cm, W: 11.5 cm, D: 10.5 cm
Names: Buddha, Bodhisattva

Religions: Buddhism

The unusual stone head of Lord Buddha is executed here with very broad eyes in the form of badam (almond), rounded nose and a half-smile on the face are signs of inner peace and joy reflecting on outer side. The head is surmounted by a jata-like gear representing the ...
Estimate :
10,000 - 15,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Realized :
10000
Lot Viewed : 23 Times
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Lot 5
Antiques ( Head of Lord Buddha with Sunken Eyes )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

14th century
Western India

H: 10 cm, W: 8.5 cm, D: 7.5 cm

Names: Buddha, Bodhisattva

 Religions: Buddhism

The attractive boyish-face of the Lord Buddha is depicted here with sunken wide eyes with hairs neatly laid out on the head with a jatabandh (head gear of hair) at the top of the head called Brahmarandhra. The ears are small with extra large circular ...
Estimate :
10,000 - 15,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Realized :
10000
Lot Viewed : 13 Times
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Lot 6
Antiques ( Lajja Gauri, the Goddess of Fertility )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

Kushana-Kshatrapa Period, 3rd Century AD
Gujarat, Western India

H: 9 cm, W: 12.5 cm, D: 2 cm

Names: Lajja Gauri, Uttanapad, Aditi, Adhya Shakti, Renuka, Matangi, Yallamma, Kotari, Kotavi, Kotta Mahika, Kotmai 

Religion: Hinduism 

Lajja Gauri is a Hindu Goddess associated with fertility. One of the many names of the Goddess is Uttanapad (she who crouches wit...
Estimate :
50,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
50,000
Realized :
50000
Lot Viewed : 28 Times
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Lot 7
Antiques ( Goddess Bhudevi (Lakshmi) )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

Vijayanagara Empire, early 15th century
Southern India

H: 17 cm, W: 6.5 cm, D: 4.5 cm

Names: Bhudevi, Devi, Bhumi, Bhumidevi, Prithvi, Lakshmi, Kasyapi, Satyabhama, Koumudi, Andal

Religions: Hindu

The intricately carved bronze statue of the Goddess Bhudevi is the best example of the famous Vijayanagara art of Southern India. The Goddess is represented here with the two hand...
Estimate :
500,000 - 800,000
Opening Bid :
500,000
Realized :
500000
Lot Viewed : 318 Times
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Lot 8
Antiques ( Vishnu Head )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

14th century
Western India

H: 13 cm, W: 10 cm, D: 9 cm

Names: Vishnu, Narayan, Hari, Purushottam, Paramatma, Bhagawan 

Religions: Hindu 

The stone head of Lord Vishnu from Gujarat region is surmounted with a Kirit Mukut, a conical cap with elaborate designs. The long ears with lobes have circular wheel-like rings representing the Sudarshan Chakra,...
Estimate :
10,000 - 15,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Realized :
10000
Lot Viewed : 7 Times
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Lot 9
Antiques ( Chaturbhuj Vishnu )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

Vijayanagara Empire, 15th century
Southern India

H: 9 cm, W: 4.5 cm, D: 3 cm

Names: Narayan, Vishnu, Hari, Purushottam, Paramatma, Bhagawan 

Religions: Hindu 

Vishnu is the chief deity of the Golden Vijayanagara period in southern India. Here the bronze miniature statue made for personal worship has been carved with four hands (Chaturbhuj), the upper two hands ho...
Estimate :
25,000 - 30,000
Opening Bid :
25,000
Realized :
25000
Lot Viewed : 47 Times
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Lot 10
Antiques ( Sapta-Padma Dal (Lotus with 7 Petals) of Sapta Matrikas )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

Pala Dynasty, 9th Century AD
Eastern India 

Closed Lotus: H: 13 cm, W: 5.5 cm, D: 5.5 cm
Open Lotus: H: 4.5 cm, W: 22.5 cm, D: 22.5 cm
Central Idol: H: 6 cm, W: 3.5 cm, D: 3.5 cm

Names: Mahishasur-Mardini, Brahamani, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Varahi, Indrani and Chamunda

Religion: Hinduism 

This unique bronze sculpture is a three-piece art, wit...
Estimate :
250,000 - 300,000
Opening Bid :
250,000
Realized :
250000
Lot Viewed : 44 Times
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Lot 11
Antiques ( Miniature Folding Shrine of Goddess Andal (Lakshmi) )
Oil, coloured stone, glass and gold foil on wood panel

Early 20th Century AD
Thanjavur, Southern India

Closed: H: 74 cm, W: 59 cm, D: 7 cm
Open: H: 74 cm, W: 110 cm, D: 10 cm

Names: Andal, Antal, Lakshmi, Bhudevi, Bhumidevi, Kodhai, Matangi

Religions: Hindu

The central figure of this Tanjore painting is Goddess Andal or Lakshmi with a parrot on her right shoulder. Parrot is a symbol of her devotees who ask h...
Estimate :
300,000 - 400,000
Opening Bid :
300,000
Realized :
300000
Lot Viewed : 736 Times
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Lot 12
Antiques ( Durga Pampering Lion )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

15th century
Western India

H: 11 cm, W: 4.5 cm, D: 7.5 cm

Names: Durga, Amba, Bhawani , Shakti, Mahishasur-Mardini, Kushmaandi Devi

Religions: Hindu, Jain

The brass statue of the Goddess Amba is shown with the Goddess riding a lion. She has four hands with the lower-right hand is pampering the lion and the lower-left hand is shown holding a weapon. The other two hands are broken ...
Estimate :
25,000 - 30,000
Opening Bid :
25,000
Realized :
25000
Lot Viewed : 23 Times
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Lot 13
Antiques ( Face Mask of Goddess Mahalakshmi )
Early 20th Century AD

Kolhapur region, Maharashtra
H: 14 cm, W: 9.5 cm, D: 4.5 cm

Names: Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi, Shri, Thirumagal, Padma, Padmapriya, Vishnupriya

Religions: Hindu, Jain

The hollow Face mask of the Goddess Mahalakshmi is in the tradition of Mukha Lingas of Lord Shiva and Khandoba. These metal masks are placed on the face of stone Statues of the Goddess so the devotees can have a glimpse of her from a long distance. The present ma...
Estimate :
8,000 - 10,000
Opening Bid :
8,000
Realized :
8000
Lot Viewed : 19 Times
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Lot 14
Antiques ( Mukha Linga of Lord Shiva )
Early 20th Century AD
Maharashtra – Karnataka 

H: 13 cm, W: 7 cm, D: 6.5 cm

Names: Mukha Linga, Shiva, Shankar, Rudra

Religions: Hindu

The prominent hollow brass head is called Mukha-Linga or Mukhalingam (Linga with a face). They are hollow covers for the phallic form of Shiva. The Mukha Linga is a metal covering used to give a face or iconic form to the Abstract Shiva Linga, the most sacred form of this powerful God. The f...
Estimate :
9,000 - 10,000
Opening Bid :
9,000
Realized :
9000
Lot Viewed : 22 Times
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Lot 15
Antiques ( Face Mask of Lord Khandoba )
Early 20th Century AD
Maharashtra – Karnataka 

H: 10.5 cm, W: 7 cm, D: 4 cm

Names: Khandoba, Khanderao, Khanderaya, Malhari Martand, Mailara Linga

Religions: Hindu

The hollow Face mask of Lord Khandoba is worn to the statues of the Lord during sacred rituals on certain auspicious days. The Mask is used so that thousands of devotees visiting during those holy days can get a glimpse of the deity from a long distance. The mask is quite simi...
Estimate :
6,000 - 7,000
Opening Bid :
6,000
Lot Viewed : 16 Times
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Lot 16
Antiques ( Lord Khandoba with Wife )
Early 20th Century AD
Southern Maharashtra – Karnataka 

H: 13 cm, W: 8 cm, D: 5 cm

Names: Khandoba, Khanderao, Khanderaya, Malhari Martand, Mailara Linga

Religions: Hindu

Lord Khandoba is depicted here with a sword in his right hand and a shield in the left hand; his wife, Rambai Shimpin, a Devangana, seated on his left thigh; both the figures are supposed to be seated on a horse back, with a ring attached on the back of the main ...
Estimate :
6,000 - 8,000
Opening Bid :
6,000
Realized :
6000
Lot Viewed : 29 Times
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Lot 17
Antiques ( Nandi Bull )
Early 20th Century AD
Gujarat - Maharashtra

H: 10.5 cm, W: 7 cm, D: 11 cm

Names: Vrishabha, Nandi, Nandin, Nendi, Nandikeshwara, Basaveshwara 

Religions: Hindu & Jain 

The decorated Nandi Bull is seated with three legs bent from the centre and the fourth stretched and slightly band in the front. The proud Bull is seated with head kept high and looking gorgeously at the worshippers, no doubt being a Vehicle of the Supreme Bing, t...
Estimate :
6,000 - 8,000
Opening Bid :
6,000
Realized :
6000
Lot Viewed : 9 Times
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Lot 18
Antiques ( Nandi Bull with Shiva Linga )
Early 20th Century AD
Maharashtra – Karnataka 

H: 8.5 cm, W: 4.5 cm, D: 6.5 cm

Names: Nandi, Nandin, Nendi, Nandikeshwara, Vrishabha, Basaveshwara 

Religions: Hindu

The seated Nandi Bail is seated at ease with all the four legs bend and looking straight in the face of the devotees. The bull is ornate with a high pedestal and mount at the back to insert a snake as a Chhatra (divine umbrella). The Bull is enclosing a Shiva Ling...
Estimate :
6,000 - 8,000
Opening Bid :
6,000
Realized :
6000
Lot Viewed : 10 Times
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Lot 19
Antiques ( Punch-Chulika Apsara (Heavenly Nymph) )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

Post-Maurya Period, 2nd Century BC
Eastern India

H: 18 cm, W: 12.5 cm, D: 1 cm

Names: Punch-Chulika Apsara, Apsara  

Religions: Hindu, Buddhism

The beautiful lady, an Apsara, in the terracotta sculpture is standing with both the hands resting on her waist. She is wearing a type of head-gear made from hairs called Punch-Chulika (five Chudas or Hair Bands)...
Estimate :
50,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
50,000
Realized :
50000
Lot Viewed : 12 Times
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Lot 20
Antiques ( Kuber, the God of Wealth )
Terracotta
Kushana Period, 2nd Century AD
Eastern India 

H: 8 cm, W: 4.5 cm, D: 4.5 cm 
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

Names: Kubera, Kuvera, Ratna-Garbha, Sarvanubhuti, Sarvahna, Vaisravana, Jambhala, Pañcika, Japanese Bishamon

Religions: Hindu, Jain, Buddhism and Japanese Buddhism  

Kuber, the half-brother of Ravan is considered as a Hindu Pluto, who was once the overlord of Lanka, the City o...
Estimate :
20,000 - 25,000
Opening Bid :
20,000
Lot Viewed : 13 Times
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Lot 21
Antiques ( Yaksha, the Care-taker of Natural Treasures )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

Post-Maurya Period, 2nd Century BC
Eastern India

H: 8.5 cm, W: 5 cm, D: 4.5 cm

Names: Yaksha, Yak (in Thailand)

Religions: Hindu, Jain, Buddhism and Thai Buddhism

Yaksha is a Sanskrit name of a class of nature spirits who are caretakers of the Natural Treasures hidden in the earth and Tree roots. Yakshas are portrayed as naked dwarfs wearing a lot of ornaments and with big bellie...
Estimate :
10,000 - 15,000
Opening Bid :
10,000
Realized :
10000
Lot Viewed : 10 Times
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Lot 22
Antiques ( An Enlightened Monk )
Early 20th Century AD
Saurashtra, Gujarat

H: 19 cm, W: 6.5 cm, D: 2.5 cm

Names: Saadhu, Sanyasi  

Religions: Hindu (Vaishnava)

This ornate piece of wood effectively portrays an enlightened Hindu monk of the Vaishnavite sect. The monk is looking downwards towards the earth with love and affection towards the God-seeking souls. He is carrying a water vessel, called Kamandalu in the left hand, a symbol for Sacred Water. He is wearing...
Estimate :
6,000 - 8,000
Opening Bid :
6,000
Realized :
8000
Lot Viewed : 8 Times
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Lot 23
Antiques ( Wood Carvings of Vishnu )
Early 20th Century AD
Southern India

H: 24.5 cm, W: 17.5 cm, D: 10 cm

Two square corner pieces of decoration are made in wood and are deeply carved with high relief. The subject of both the carvings look similar with a highly decorated Vishnu figure seated facing, wearing a crown and holding objects in four hands. The first figure is holding lotus stalks in both the upper arms, while the both the lower hands are in Mudras, Abhay Mudra and Varad Mudra, signifying protection and Boon-giving po...
Estimate :
25,000 - 30,000
Opening Bid :
25,000
Lot Viewed : 9 Times
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Lot 24
Jain Antiques ( Kalpasutra Folio with 14 Dreams of Mata Trishla )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable)

Early 18th Century AD
Western India

H: 12 cm, W: 29 cm

The single side page from the sacred Kalpasutra is written in golden ink in the center with blue floral designs in the margins. The right hand portion of the folio illustrates the famous scene of 14 Dreams of the would-be mother of Mahavir Svami. The scene of the Divine event is illustrated on the present page of the Kalpasutra manuscript with Trishla Mata dreaming the 14 Di...
Estimate :
50,000 - 60,000
Opening Bid :
50,000
Realized :
50000
Lot Viewed : 521 Times
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Lot 25
Jain Antiques ( Panch Tirthik of Suparshvanath, the 7th Tirthankar )
(Registered Antiquity, Not-Exportable) 

AD 1297 (Vikram Samvat 1354)
Gujarat

H: 16.5 cm, W: 10.5 cm, D: 6.5 cm

The bronze Panch-tirthika of the 7th Tirthankar Jina Suparsvanath is the central idol of the sculpture seated in a padmasana mudra on a cushioned throne over a stepped pedestal with five serpent hoods over the head (the identifying mark of the Tirthankar). He is surrounded by four small Jina figures in Kayotsarga posture, and two in padmasana pos...
Estimate :
200,000 - 300,000
Opening Bid :
200,000
Realized :
200000
Lot Viewed : 180 Times
Total (51)