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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1370

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Amitayus

    TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

    Hong Kong art market, before 2000