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Lot 0668
Virabhdraplate from Karnataka, South India, 19th century. Size: 5'' x 8.25'' (13 x 21 cm). Brass. Virabhadra came into being after Daksha insulted Shiva's wife who subsequently committed suicide and Shiva created him as a form of himself and gave him an army to take revenge from Daksha. Virabhadra cut off Daksha's head in a battle. The other gods persuaded Shiva to bring Daksha back to life. But Daksha's head could not be found and so it was substituted with the head of a ram, as can be seen in this plateHe is shown four-armed with a spear, a bow, a sword and a shield. Dakhsa, his human head replaced with a ram's head, is on his left, Badhrakali, his consort, on the right. Provenance: Private German collection. PLEASE NOTE: Lots 654-811 (including this lot) are located in Baden-Baden, Germany, and will not be available for inspection at our auction preview in Philadelphia. USA Bidders: if you are the successful buyer, this item will be available for shipping from our Philadelphia location approximately 7-10 days after the auction. European and non-USA Bidders may request shipping quotes from Germany.

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Virabhadra Plate, India, 19th c.

Estimate $600 - $800Feb 25, 2018