Exquisite terracotta objects (c. 200 BCE) from Chandraketugarh, in West Bengal, India. Chandraketugarh was one of 11 urban settlements in Bengal in pre-Mauryan India (Chakrabarti et.al). Although the main mound remains largely unexcavated, from the excavations and field studies done so far it can be safely assumed that it probably came into prominence around 1000BCE and remained populated until the Pala-Sen dynasties (12th century CE). The site contains six phases of ruins.
India/Pakistan/Afghanistan, Hindu Shahi (Shahiya) Dynasties, ca. 4th to 7th century CE. Incredible sculpture in cream/off-white colored marble depicting Vishnu standing with legs slightly apart, nude from the waist up, holding a chakra in one hand, conch-shell trumpet in the other, his head flanked by avatars of a lion and boar, ornate crown upon his head and radiate crown behind. An incredibly fine and beautiful example! Custom base. Size: 22" H (55.9 cm) <BR><BR> Provenance: Ex - Privat...