• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 257

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
    Very finely and heavily cast, seated together on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, each holding a vajra and a bell in their primary hands and clad in short dhotis and shawls with incised borders, Akshobhyavajra with a ferocious expression and bared teeth gazing down to Sparshavajra who rests in his lap with her arms around his neck wearing a beaded belt with festoons inset with hardstones, the base sealed and incised with a double-vajra
    13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private American Collection, since 1950