Indian Carved Wood Figural Panel with Gana

14306. Indian Carved Wood Figural Panel with Gana

South India, Karala circa 18th to19th century AD

Carved in high relief with the dwarf protector figure kneeling wearing bejeweled dhoti, face with almond-shaped eyes, ears with large ear ornaments and radiating crown headdress. Size 14 in H x 7 inches W. Some losses and abrasions Provenance: Ex Collection of Dr. Edward A. Spiegel (1931—2020) Professor of astronomy at New York University and Columbia University who worked on convection theory and on the application of fluid dynamics to astrophysics and was the first to discover Chaos Theory. As a professor, he gained a reputation among his students for his amusing stories of meeting other famous scientists such as Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.


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