• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 777

    A gilt bronze figure of Amitabha


    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of Amitabha
    Tibet, 16th Century
    Seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base with beaded rims, his right hand in bhumisparsamudra and holding a bowl in his left, wearing diaphanous robes with beaded hems incised in a cloud motif and pooling beneath crossed ankles, the face with raised urna and blue pigment remaining in the hair
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high

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    Acquired in New York before 1970

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim


    On loan to the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, from 1970-2009 (L70.5.2)