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    Sale 2248

    Masterpieces of Himalayan Bronzes

    15 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A gilt bronze figure of Amitayas


    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of Amitayas
    Mongolia, School of Zanabazar, 18th century
    Seated in dhyanasana atop a raised double-lotus base with beaded rims, his hands in his lap holding the vase of Amrita, clad in a short dhoti with incised hems pooling neatly at his feet, a shawl draped over his shoulders and further adorned with various foliate jewelry, his face with remains of polychromy on his lips and in his eyes, a raised urna between his brows, his hair pulled into a high chignon and secured with a tall foliate tiara, richly gilt overall and with an incised sealed base
    11¾ in. (29.9 cm.) high

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    Private Collection, acquired by 2000, Taiwan

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of an Asian Collector