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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 1285

    A bronze figure of Vairocana

    NORTHEASTERN INDIA, 11TH/12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A bronze figure of Vairocana
    Northeastern India, 11th/12th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a triangular shaped double-lotus base with a chakra flanked by two deer incised on the front, his hands in dharmachakra mudra, clad in a thin dhoti with borders inlaid with copper, a necklace heavy with pendant jewels inlaid with silver tied around his neck, his peaceful face with eyes and lips also inlaid in silver, his tightly knotted hair and pronounced ushnisha secured with a foliate tiara and ribbons billowing to either side
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    European Collection, acquired before 2000


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of a Private European Collector