A bronze figure of Manasa – earliest listed source, 1998

This “important” bronze figure of the Hindu snake goddess Manasa was made in India in the (Pala period) twelfth century and “acquired in Thailand in 1998“. Was it mislaid in the intervening eight hundred years?

Its auction estimate is $120,000-$150,000.

An important bronze figure of the goddess Manasa. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 58, Sale 12255, Christie's, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

An important bronze figure of the goddess Manasa. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 58, Sale 12255, Christie’s, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

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