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Discovered Ancient Sandstone Carving.

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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I purchased this piece from an estate. It is very old and beautiful. It is solid sandstone and is about 30" in height and 20" in width. I would love to know more about this piece??







posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Well, I would say it is possibly a relief of the Hindu goddess Kali or Lakshmi-Devi. A google search should help you narrow it down. But how do you know it's very old? Any other markings?
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Looks Indian to me...in what part of the world did you acquire it? Did the estate have other artifacts or sculptures that seemed similar?

Really cool find, even if you don't find out more about it!!
Can you guestimate its age?

EDIT I just did a search for Tibetan statues...the hat looks similar.

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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From the research that we did. We think it is from India and about 800-900 years old. The previous owners did not know to much about it. They were wealthy and purchased it abroad in the 50's.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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It's really awesome!
I love stuff like that...
here is an image of a tibetan buddha...on the left you see a sceptre kinda like the one above your guy's head on the left...in his hand is a round object...kinda like the one above your guy to the right?

At first it looked like a hookah hose in his hand, (and I realize it could be a SHE -- skirt, hips, all that) but I don't know....
can you see what is in your guy's left hand (lower right on the image)??

Also, it does look like your guy has four arms. Right?

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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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visual image search on google shows that it matches carvings from Badami, Pattadakal, Aihole and gadag temples.

picasaweb.google.com...#



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:26 PM
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Yeah, I checked the link in the reply about picas.web....

there's a photo of one that's holding a simliar object, and has similar figures near it:
picasaweb.google.com...



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:41 PM
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While that will give you an idea of the region, the actual date of the carving is not certain. You would have to get an archeologist ro review it to see if it is authentically old or just a well done piece of art for the tourists.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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you would be suprised to see what is faked and considered artifacts even to the more advanced collector...I wouldn't worry how old this sculpture is as long as you enjoy it it's a win win..



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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You should try a message to Byrd, one of the Super Mods. Byrd could probably send you the right direction.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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So true. It is a Beautiful piece. Thanks for your comment.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:00 PM
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Thats a great idea. Thx.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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Found a couple the bottom link seems close.

honeychurchantiques.1stdibs.com...

HINDU TEMPLE CARVING. 12th-14th c.

www.invaluable.com...
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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We thought it was about the 12th c. too. We have seen some in museums that were very similiar. Thanks for the links.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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My guess is that it is a Cambodian deity but could not guess the age.
Nice piece...you might take it to a local museum to held identify it.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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I'm thinking this is the God Vishnu.



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:18 PM
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I guess the lady in the sculpture is "stele of Laksmi Sandstone Carving".
Using that as a search term should help.

Correction.
I guess it would be "stele of Vishnu Sandstone Carving"
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posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Has the pinecone style hair which to represent the pineal gland or third eye... Apart from that there is nothing else i can tell you.. nice though..



posted on Nov, 27 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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I'm thinking some kind of female bodhisattva seeing as the two little guys at the top look like the typical buddha image. Add to that the wheel she's holding and it does seem to be buddist in nature. Interesting, i'll look into it some more.
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posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Thank you for your responses. I am going to contact our local museum and see if someone can tell me more about this piece. I would really love to know the age and place of origin.




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