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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    A bronze figure of Maitreya

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, CIRCA 11TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A bronze figure of Maitreya
    Northeastern India, Pala period, circa 11th century
    Very finely modeled seated in rajalalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, wearing a long thin dhoti and a sacred thread around the torso, the face with sweetly rounded features, the hair drawn into a high chignon centered by a stupa, the gentle expression with refined features, a rich green patina overall
    4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collection of Guy and Marie-Hélène Weill, New York, acquired from Sotheby's, New York, 26 March 1998, lot 71