© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
© Galerie Zacke
Katalognummer: CHAM1119-028
A CHAM REPOUSSÉ GOLD PECTORAL DEPICTING UMA ON A NANDI BULL
Central Cham kingdom, Late Chanh Lo Style, 11th – 12th century. The pectoral executed in repoussé depicts Uma, the consort of Shiva, in the center. The four-armed goddess is dancing before Nandi, the mount of her husband Shiva. Uma is often depicted dancing as she attempts to seduce her deeply meditating husband. Uma’s figure is surrounded with rich floral and scroll motifs and several inlaid gemstones (red garnet and amethyst), one above her head and three below her feet.

Provenance: From the collection of Dr. Istvan Zelnik, Hungary. Dr. Zelnik has built one of the most fascinating and vast collections of South East Asian artworks during the past 4 decades. His collection is considered one of the three most important published collections in the world and he is the director of the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute. An official attest by the Hungarian South and Southeast Asian Research Institute signed by Dr. Zelnik can be provided to the high bidder upon request after payment for the object has been made in full.

A private owner, acquired from the above several years ago.

Condition: Very good general condition, only few traces of wear.

Weight: 42.5 g
Dimensions: Height 9.0 cm, Width 10.3 cm
Metallurgic analysis: Fine gold content 674/1000

Published: Gold Treasures from the Collection of Dr. Zelnik Volume 2, no. 67 (page 63), Budapest 2008.

Metallurgic Analysis
The data from the metallurgic analysis posted in the catalogue entry for each lot in this auction relates to the proportion of fine gold contained in the gold alloy only. It does not relate to the gross weight of the lot, as the gross weight typically consists of the weight of the gold alloy and the weight of other materials added to the lot such as gemstones, soil encrustations, casting cores or other metals processed within the lot.

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