A bronze figure, possibly Chakrapurusha – earliest listed source, 1998

Likewise, this “rare and important” bronze figure (possibly the personification of Vishnu’s wheel, Chakrapurusha, possibly one of Shiva’s attendants) was made in India in the (late Kushan or early Gupta) third or fourth century and “acquired in Thailand in 1998“. If we knew its source, we could understand its design and appreciate the artist’s intentions. Unfortunately, Christie’s appears not to know.

Its auction estimate is $80,000-$120,000.

A rare and important bronze figure, possibly of Chakrapurusha. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 42, Sale 12255, Christie's, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

A rare and important bronze figure, possibly of Chakrapurusha. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 42, Sale 12255, Christie’s, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

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