Project DescriptionDescription: Copper, 8.2 cm high, including tang
Catalogue note: The short tang at the base of this small figure indicates it may have been part of a larger arrangement. See, for instance, a similarly-sized fifteenth to sixteenth century figure of Sarasvati, seated on a lotus base that slots into a larger lotiform aureole, in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (acc. no. 68.750), illustrated by Pratapaditya Pal in The Arts of Nepal - Volume One: Sculpture, Leiden, 1974, figs. 240-241. Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no. 24495.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 17347, Lot 604, Invoice no. DB19005295. Private collection, France, acquired in 1995, by repute| Christie's Paris, 13 June 2013, lot 55
Catalogue no.: 2019A0163