• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 776

    A bronze figure of Bhairava

    NEPAL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A bronze figure of Bhairava
    Nepal, 18th/19th century
    Striding in alidhasana with his six arms holding various implements and radiating about him, wearing a patterned dhoti and billowing sash, adorned with beaded necklaces and snake earrings, the bearded face with three bulging eyes and fangs, the flaming hair secured by a festooned skull tiara, topped with a vajra
    9¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1971


    Literature

    E. Olsen, Tantric Buddhist Art, 1974, cat. no 4, p. 22


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, from 1971-2009 (L71.13.11)
    China House Gallery, New York, Tantric Buddhist Art, March 14 - May 24, 1974