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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 255

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni

    TIBET, 15TH CENTURY

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    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni
    Tibet, 15th Century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, his right hand lowered in bhumisparshamudra and his left hand in varadamudra, wearing a flowing sanghati with the borders incised, his face with heavy-lidded eyes and a benevolent expression flanked by long pendulous lobes, richly gilt overall
    10 ½ in. (26 cm.) high


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    The slender proportions, restrained detail and skilled delineation of the facial features in the present example make it an elegant example of Tibetan fifteenth century craftsmanship. For a closely related example formerly in the collection of Berti Aschmann, see H. Uhlig, On the Path to Enlighenment: The Berti Aschmann Foundation of Tibetan Art at the Museum Rietberg Zurich, 1995, pp.72-73, cat.no.30.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Nagel Auktionen, Stuttgart, 17 May 2008, lot 491


    Saleroom Notice

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Christie’s and the consignors of lots 208-255 intend to donate a portion of their proceeds received from the sale of the lot to Himalayan Art Resources, a 501(c)(3) not-for profit charity. Please note that a buyers who purchase these lots will not be eligible for any charitable contribution deduction in relation to such purchase.


    Literature

    Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no.24091