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A silver repousse lingam and yoni. Vietnam, Cham, circa 13th century.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2012

The lingam with hexagonal base rising from a beaded ring centering an open lotus, the round platform with bands of pistil-and-stamen motifs and flower buds, the hammered silver with fine detail; 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high - Estimate $6,000 - $8,000

Provenance: Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, 1960s 

Notes: For lingam with similar decorative elements, see E. Guillon, Cham Art: Treasures from the Da Nang Museum, Vietnam, 2001, p. 111, fig. 66b; D. Khac, Cham Sculpture, 1988, p. 164-165, figs. 195-6 

ChristiesThe Doris Wiener Collection 20 March 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza