A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID JAIN BRASS SHRINE WITH MAHAVIRA, 15th – 16th CENTURY
Brass with copper and silver inlays
India, 15th – 16th century
Mahavira is seated in lotus posture on a throne supported by two addorsed lions, surrounded by further Tirthankara and attendants, the pierced and arched throneback with elephants flanking a round canopy. The altar is finely executed in openwork and inlaid with silver at the eyes of MAravira and few other places it is also inscribed on the reverse.
Shape: Sculptural shrine
Weight: 641 grams
Dimensions: Height 15 cm, width 10 cm
Condition: good condition with appealing patina and some dents as well as casting imperfections – mainly to bottom rim
Provenance: from a German private collection
Auction result comparison: Christie’s, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, New York, 27 March 2003, lot 58 (for a related silver inlaid brass shrine, somewhat larger and dating to 1606).
尺寸：高 15 厘米，寬 10 厘米