Lot 579

The larger-than-life sized head of a Dvarapala, Mon Dvaravati (Thailand), 8th/9th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A82kua | Live auction | 717 Lots

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Description

The head hewn in one piece out of greyish sandstone with a beautiful aged patina. The round, smiling face with prominent lips, a broad nose, downcast eyes and elongated earlobes. Finely curled hairstyle, wearing a five-pointed crown on his head. The chignon, only fragments of which are still preserved, bound with a ribbon. Mounted on a modern stand. Height 44.5 cm, overall height 58 cm.Provenance: Sotheby's London, 1978.Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 719 lots and starts on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 719. The pre-sale viewing will take place from May 21 - 24, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.