India, Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, 11th-12th century.
The carved red sandstone with full figural depictions of Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, holding their typical attributes such as the disc, the whisk or the conch.
Sculptures depicting the intimacy of Vishnu and Lakshmi were popular iconographic devices and usually ornamented large projecting niches on the exterior walls of medieval Indian temples.
NOTE : Dimension including stand : 70X27X27
End of 11th - Early 12th century.
34.6 Kilo without stand
For a related smaller sandstone stele, depicting two female figures, see Christies New York in 'Indian, Himalayan and South East Asian Art' on September 13th, 2017, lot 618.
Fair condition with some wear and extensive weathering as well as losses as visible on the photos
Beautiful, naturally grown patina. Modern base.
Please check pictures for global condition
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- A RARE AND MUSUEM QUALITY PILLAR WITH VISHNU AND LAKSHMI
- 61×23×16 cm