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LOT 0323

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GBP (£) 7,000 - 9,000
EUR (€) 7,750 - 9,970
USD ($) 9,140 - 11,750

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Chandraketugarh Globular Vase with Flying Goddesses

2nd-1st century BC

A large bulbous ceramic vessel with elaborate frieze of flying winged goddesses on a field of mythical flowers, stars and rosettes; each goddess depicted nude with a translucent skirt, dressed in layers of rich jewellery and a flowing cloth draped across the shoulders; a canopy of lotus flower petals above and a circumferential band of rosettes below; a band of applied rosettes on an incised net-pattern above the shoulder, the everted rim with a band of raised rosettes. 982 grams, 22.5cm (9"). Very fine condition, repaired.

Provenance
UK private collection 2011-2020; acquired from Alexis Renard, Paris, in 2011; formerly in a private French collection since before 2000; accompanied by an original positive thermoluminescence report no.09111208 and report issued by Laboratory Kotalia.
Literature
See The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 2002.266, for similar, and accession number 2004.553.2, for ivory plaque with similar iconography.