• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 260

    A Gilt Bronze and Repousse Figure of Maitreya

    MONGOLIA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gilt Bronze and Repousse Figure of Maitreya
    Mongolia, circa 1800
    Standing on a lotus base with beaded rims, the right hand raised in vitarkamudra with the left hand at his side, clad in a flowing dhoti with incised hems, adorned with various ornaments inset with hardstones, the face with heavy-lidded eyes centered by a raised urna and surmounted by a jeweled tiara, holding two lotus blossoms supporting a chakra and his vessel (bumpa)
    24¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Albert Rudolph (Rudi), New York, circa 1968
    Collection of Carolyn and Wesley Halpert, until 1977
    Private New York Collection, until 1998