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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 347

    A bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara

    SWAT VALLEY, 7TH/8TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara
    Swat Valley, 7th/8th century
    Seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base with his right hand extended, clad in a long pleated dhoti tied at his waist and an antelope skin draped over his left shoulder, further adorned by a necklace, bracelets and armlets, his face in a benign expression with inset copper lips, silver eyes and a silver urna centered above his arched eyebrows, flanked by elongated earlobes with large round earrings, his hair pulled into a high chignon and secured with a tall crown
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Collection, acquired in the 1990s


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY