• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 261

    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya

    NEPAL, CIRCA 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya
    Nepal, circa 17th century
    Seated on a double-lotus base with a beaded rim, holding a lotus and the kumbha, clad in a sheer dhoti, an antelope skin draped over his shoulders, adorned with a beaded necklace and large earrings, the hair pulled into a high chignon with locks falling over the shoulders, secured with an elaborate festooned headdress and centered by a tall stupa
    8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong, 1995-99