• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 264

    A gilt bronze figure of a Buddha Shakyamuni

    NEPAL, DATED NS 970 (1850 AD)

    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of a Buddha Shakyamuni
    Nepal, dated NS 970 (1850 AD)
    Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with beaded rim, his left hand in dhyana mudra and his right in bhumispara mudra, clad in a voluminous sanghati with folds pooling around his feet, his face in a serene expression with a polychromed urna and flanked by elongated earlobes, his hair pulled over the ushnisha surmounted by a finial, backed by a foliate torana and over a stepped lion throne inscribed on all four sides
    11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) high

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    The inscription indicates that the present example was commissioned by Bhajudhana, a Newar living in Lhasa, for his deceased father.


    Acquired in New York, 20-21 September 1985