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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of a Medicine Buddha

    TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of a Medicine Buddha
    Tibet, 15th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, holding a medicinal fruit in his right hand and an alms bowl in his left, wearing a dhoti with incised hems gathered in delicate folds at his ankles, his face with a peaceful expression with remaining cold gold and polychromy, the base sealed and inscribed with a double-vajra
    7 in. (17.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private collection, 1960s
    Private West Coast collection, acquired in 2011


    Saleroom Notice

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Literature

    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24095