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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1361

    A Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

    TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni
    Tibet, 15th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base above a stepped plinth supported by lions, his right hand extended in bhumisparsa mudra and his left held in dhyana mudra, wearing a diaphanous sanghati with the borders inlaid with copper, the peaceful face with a subtle smile, the curled hair pulled over a high ushnisha with blue pigment remaining
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high


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    The vajra incised on the plinth indicates that this is Shakyamuni Buddha at Bodh Gaya.

    Provenance

    Canadian art market, before 2000