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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1360

    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya

    TIBET, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya
    Tibet, 16th century
    Seated on a stepped plinth with his two feet resting on a lotus, his hands in dharmachakra mudra at his heart, his legs draped in a pleated dhoti, adorned with beaded jewelry inlaid with hardstones, flanked by lotus blossoms rising toward his gentle face, backed by an elaborate torana with members of the Kagyu lineage, scrollwork, and floral motifs, and with Vajradhara seated at the finial
    9½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Spink and Son, Ltd., London, by 1998


    Literature

    Spink, Body, Speech and Mind, 1998, p. 23, fig. 12