Asia Week auction, WTF16: India – river goddess temple carving?

The Xanadu Gallery has a carving of the river goddess Yamuna in a (temple(?)) door jamb from India.

What kind of a building has – or, more precisely, had – this kind of door jamb?

When and how was this door jamb separated from its door(frame)?

where is the rest of this piece?

How did this object leave India and enter the United States?

Door Jamb of River Goddess Yamuna. India, 11th Century. Height: 43 inches (110 cm).

Advertisements

One Trackback to “Asia Week auction, WTF16: India – river goddess temple carving?”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: