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    Sale 2278

    Highlights from the Star Collection: From India to Indonesia

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1219

    A bronze figure of a Teaching Buddha

    INDONESIA, CENTRAL JAVA, 10TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of a Teaching Buddha
    Indonesia, Central Java, 10th century
    Solidly cast and seated in dhyanasana on a low double-lotus base with crisply pointed petals, his hands at his heart in dharmachakra mudra and the left holding the hem of the diaphanous sanghati elegantly draped across his arm, the contours of the body visible beneath the folds, his face with gently puckered lips, heavy-lidded eyes and arched brows centered by a raised urna, his elongated earlobes pendant to the shoulders, his hair arranged in tight knots over the ushnisha and backed by a perforated halo with pointed finial
    6 in. (15 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, South Pacific, 1980s