20 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 50,000
Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000
A Gilt Bronze Figure of Amitayus
Tibet, 15th/16th Century
Seated in dhyanasana on a round double-lotus base, his hands resting in dhyana mudra and supporting a vase overflowing with flowers, clad in a robe incised with a floral decoration, with sloping shoulders and a compassionate expression, a beak-like nose and arched eyebrows centered by a raised urna, the hair arranged in tight knots over a pronounced ushnisha, the base sealed and incised with an elaborate double-vajra
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
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