• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Manjushri

    TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Manjushri
    Tibet, 15th/16th century
    Seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base with beaded rims, his hands in dharmachakramudra, clad in a flowing dhoti incised with cloud and lotus motifs and secured with a pendant beaded belt, adorned with various jewelry inset with hardstones, the face with heavy-lidded eyes centered by a raised urna, the hair pulled into a high chignon topped with a finial and secured by a tiara, flanked by lotus blossoms holding a sword and the scripture
    8½ in. (21.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Private Swiss Collection, 1980s


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the correct height is 8½ in. (21.8 cm.)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTOR