• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 267

    A Carved Wood Book Cover with Prajnaparamita

    TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Carved Wood Book Cover with Prajnaparamita
    Tibet, 15th century
    With Prajnaparamita seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base over a stepped throne supported by lions and surmounted by Garuda, flanked on either side by bodhisattvas seated on similar thrones supported by lions and surmounted by makaras, surrounded by a multitude of bodhisattvas and lotus blossoms, all within a series of beaded, lotiform, and foliate bands, one edge with three Buddhas within their own niches, with remains of gilding overall
    28¼ in. (71.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Julius Carlebach, New York, 1949
    Private New Jersey Collection