• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus

    MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus
    Mongolia, 18th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, cradling the vase in his lap, raised chakras on the soles of the feet, wearing a flowing dhoti with beaded and finely incised hems, adorned with a necklace and large jeweled earrings, his face with heavy-lidded eyes below a raised brow and urna and painted in cold gold with remains of polychromy, the hair tied up and secured with a tall jeweled tiara
    10½ in. (27 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong, 1999


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of an Upstate New York Collector