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LOT 0385

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Gandharan Standing Kartikeya with Rooster

2nd-4th century AD

A schist figure of Kartikeya, the Hindu god of war, dressed in suit of armour, holding a rooster on his left arm and resting the hand on the hilt of his sword, the right hand once holding a long spear or staff; youthful face, elongated ears, wearing elaborate headdress and earrings, halo behind. 9.2 kg, 43cm (17"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From the private collection of Professor Z Butt, London, in the 1970s.

Footnotes
Kartikeya, also known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara and Subrahmanya, was the son of Parvati and Shiva, particularly popular and predominantly worshipped in South India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. He is sometimes depicted with six heads reflecting the legend surrounding his birth.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Day 1)
10am : Lots 1 - 660

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