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A CHAM SILVER REPOUSSÉ LINGAM BASE

Champa, 10th-14th century. The platform of circular form, representing the yoni, symbol of the female generative organ and creative energy, with fine repoussé showing an open lotus at the top surrounding a central circular reserve with old Cham characters, as well as geometric designs.

Provenance: Ex-Collection of The Zelnik István Southeast Asian Gold Museum. Institutional art collection in Belgium, acquired from the above.
Condition: Good condition with minor traces of age and wear, some verdigris here and there, few signs of erosion, and soil encrustations.

Weight: 1,536 g
Dimensions: Height 14 cm, Base Diameter 21.9 cm

Literature comparison: Similar lingams are published in The Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum, pages 166 and 167, Budapest 2013, and The Art of Champa by Jean-François Hubert, no. 100 and 185 (pages 102 and 187), New York 2015.

Buy now for €7,000



 

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