335. A Northeast Indian, Pala style, phyllite stone stele with the pendant legged crowned Buddha

A Northeast Indian, Pala style, phyllite stone stele with the pendant legged crowned Buddha
10th/11th century
Shown seated on a throne with both feet resting on a lotus and with the Wheel of Life flanked by a pair of deer below, both hands in dharmachakramudra, wearing pleated cloak, modern head, flanked by Maitreya and Padmapani, a pair of stupas above and a parasol at the centre of the backslab, below a lengthy inscription, including the Buddhist Creed, in a fine nagari script.
H. 61 cm
Provenance:
– Christie’s Amsterdam, 18 October 2005, lot 35
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Note:
For a study for this type of representation of Buddha please refer to: Nicolas Revire. The Enthroned Buddha in Majesty : an Iconological Study. Religions. Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, 2016. English.
According to Dr Rajat Sanyal of the University of Calcutta, the inscription on te pedestal may refer to Taintadigrāma (modern Tetrawan), and donated by the son of a Pādamūlika (day-labourer) who was ‘born in’ Tetrawan in Bihar.
For more information please refer to: Nicolas Revire & Rajat Sanyal, “Three Inscribed Early Medieval Images from Bihar: New Evidence on the Identity of Tentadīgrāma as Tetrawan”, 2021, Journal of Bengal Art, Vol. 26 (Dedicated to Claudine Bautze-Picron), 2021, pp. 579-596.
* Condition report available upon request

Taxatie
€ 2.500 - 5.000
Hamerbedrag
€ 2.500