Lot 3114
Autumn Auction: Asian Art - 23 november 2018
A grey stone stele of a Jain Tirthankara

India Karnathaka, 12th/13th century.

Standing in kayotsarga on a lotus blossom beneath a parasol. This thirthankara, with hair curling at his shoulders, is one of the 24 Jain tirthas and belongs to the Digambara sect who are depicted naked and without ornaments (alamkara). A foliate arch issued around the head is centred by a kirtimukha above while two camaras are depicted on both sides of the figures face. Both earlobes are elongated of the thirthankara who is flanked by a yakshi and a yaksha depicted on the base. This Jain stele originates from a Jain sanctum and resembles the style of the Jain temple at Lakkundi in Karnataka.

H 60 cm.

Prov: Anon. sale, Christie’s, Amsterdam, 18 November 1996, lot 17, where acquired by the father of the present owners.

In good condition.

€ 20.000,00
€ 30.000,00