10/11thC Nepalese Bronze Fertility Goddess with baby. Next to her is a cow with a suckling calf. 3 inches tall, 2 7/8 inches wide, 1 7/8 inches deep. 4.5 inches tall on new custom base. At the foot of the cow is what looks like a pile of ritual offerings. Very early and rare Himalayan bronze from a period (especially in Nepal) from which few complete smaller bronzes survive 1,000 years of devotion-especially with intact faces. This one shows significant ritual wear, but is still quite beautiful, and shows the sensitive modeling of a very skillful sculptor. Likely less than a handful of this subject in this quality and condition in this age remaining in the entire world.
Availability : For Sale
Dating: 10th Century - 11th Century
Pricing : $$$$$