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Lot 47. An andesite head of a deity, Indonesia, Central Java, 9th century; 22cm (8 5/8in) high. (2). Sold for €8,925 (Estimate € 3,000-4,000). Photo Fabrice Gousset.

The rounded face with features of heavy lidded eyes coveys a serene introspective countenance. His hair is arranged with a broad looping mukhta secured by a graduation double jewelled crown bands and a single leaf at the front and florets above the ears, stand.

ProvenanceJean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021), acquired from Spink and Son Ltd., London, on 4 December 1973.

NoteSee a closely related head of a deity in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1987.142.285) and see another example which was sold at Sotheby's New York, 24 March 2010, lot 33.

Bonhams. The Robert and Jean-Pierre Rousset Collection of Asian Art: A Century of Collecting - Part 1. Paris, 25 october 2022.