• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 794

    A gilt bronze figure of a Wrathful Vajrapani

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of a Wrathful Vajrapani
    Tibet, 18th century
    Striding in alidhasana over snakes on a lotus base, with a vajra in his right hand and his left in tarjanimudra, wearing a tiger skin dhoti and garlands of snakes and heads, his face in a ferocious expression and flaming hair secured by a tiara, his face with cold gold and details highlighted in polychromy
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Doris Wiener Gallery, New York, 1960s


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of a Southern Gentleman