Lot 3036
Asian Art Auction | 10 September 2020
A buff sandstone relief of an elephant

India, Madhya Pradesh Chandela period, 10th/11th century

A narrative scene in buff sandstone depicting an elephant adorned with a bell with two mahouts on its back. Behind the elephant two male figures are depicted, most likely soldiers. Carved in high relief from a single block of buff sandstone, this elephant stratum or frieze (gajathara) is a feature of many Rajput temples in Madhya Pradesh constructed in the 10th to 12th century. Provenance: Private collection, Amsterdam.

L 74 cm, H 55 cm

€ 5.000,00
€ 7.000,00
€ 5.500,00

Hamerprijs: € 5.500