Lot n° 13
7000 - 10000
Art post Gandhara, 5th - 7th century. Head... - Lot 13 - Maison de ventes Good
Art post Gandhara, 5th - 7th century. Head of Surya * carved in high relief on a stele background. The deity is capped by a tiara elaborated with a pearled base. The face with full forms and half-closed eyes sketching a light smile reflects the interiority and serenity of the divinity. The elongated ears are adorned with heavy pendants stretching down to the powerful neck underlined with beauty folds.
H.34 cm, W. 21 cm, D.17 cm.
Shocks and visible gaps.
Private French collection.
Note: In Hinduism and the Veda, Sûrya is the sun god but also the sun itself which travels daily across the sky on a chariot drawn by seven horses representing the seven days of the week.