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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 595

    A bronze figure of Achala


    Price Realised  


    A bronze figure of Achala
    Tibet, 13th Century
    The wrathful protector striding in alidhasana brandishing his attributes of a sword and a noose, wearing a finely incised tigerskin dhoti, swirling sashes, inlaid jewelry, and coiled snakes, his face in a fierce countenance with bared fangs and bulging eyes with hair rising in a flaming bun, the face with remains of cold gold
    10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high

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    Compare with another example from the Gerd Wolfgang Essen Collection, in G.-W. Essen and T. Thingo, Die Gotter des Himalaya, 1989, fig. I-98, p. 160.


    Acquired in 1998

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