A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century

A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-1
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-2
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-3
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-4
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-5
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-6
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-7
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-8
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-9
A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-1A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-2A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-3A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-4A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-5A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-6A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-7A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-8A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century - image-9

A fine bronze figure of Lakshmi (Shridevi). Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Vijayanagar period, ca. 15th century

Standing in elegantly swaying tribhanga on a round base over a square plinth, wearing a long dhoti secured with pendant belt around the waist, her body adorned with the sacred thread and multiple necklaces and armlets with a tiered conical headdress (karandamukuta). Siraschakra at the back of the head. Greyish green patina. Four round openings at the plinth.
Height 64.5 cm

The present figure can be identified as Shri Devi by the band worn around the goddess’s breasts and can be placed firmly in the fifteenth century, during the Vijayanagara period. The inheritors of the previous Chola tradition, the Vijayanagara empire incorporated many new stylistic elements into the casting of bronze figures, including a more emphasized tribhanga posture, elongated bodies, cylindrical limbs, narrower waists, and with goddesses in particular, fuller breasts and hips. Additionally, the karandamukuta crowns and hairstyles tend to be taller, while the jewelry and adornment became simpler compared to early Chola pieces.

Provenance

Georg L. Hartl, Antike Kunst des indisch-chinesischen Kulturkreises, Munich, illustrated in an undated brochure, ca. 1971-1974
Collection Dr. Jansen, acquired from Georg L. Hartl, possibly a the fifth Westdeutsche Kunstmesse in Düsseldorf, 22.-31.3.1974 (invoice dated 23.3.1974 available)

Lot 11 Dα

Estimate:
20.000 € - 30.000 €

Result:
138.600 €