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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 615

    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya


    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya
    Tibet, 15th Century
    The figure finely cast seated in pralambapadasana on a stepped throne with his feet resting on a lotus base, his hands in dharmachakra mudra holding stems issuing lotuses bearing his attribute of a vase, wearing flowing dhotis incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons inset with hardstones, the serene face with polychromed eyes and lips, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a foliate tiara and centered with a stupa, richly gilt overall, the base sealed with incised visvavajra and gilt
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high

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    Acquired in Hong Kong, 1996

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