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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 596

    A bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara

    NEPAL, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara
    Nepal, circa 16th century
    The six-armed and eleven-headed deity standing on a flared lotus base, his principal hands in anjali mudra and the rest radiating about him, wearing layered dhoti with incised hems secured with beaded festoons and flowing sashes, an animal skin around his shoulders and multiple necklaces, his long hair flowing down his back, the faces with benign expression and remains of gilding
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1983, New York