• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 770

    A gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara

    NEPAL, 14TH/15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara
    Nepal, 14th/15th century
    Standing over a circular lotus base with beaded rims, his left hand in varadamudra and his right raised in vitarkamudra and holding the stem of a lotus, clad in a long dhoti with incised foliate pattern and tied with a long sash flaring at his sides, further adorned with beaded jewelry, his face in a serene expression with an urna centered above his eyes, his hair with the remains of blue pigment arranged in a high chignon and secured with a foliate tiara
    5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 20-21 September 1985, lot 48