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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 1384

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Tara

    NEPAL, 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Tara
    Nepal, 13th century
    Standing on a lotus base with beaded upper rim, her right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left curled around the stem of a lotus, dressed in a dhoti incised with floral patterns and flaring out at either side, adorned with a belt, beaded necklaces, and armlets inlaid with hardstones, her face framed by a flaming torana and crowned with a tripartite tiara
    5½ in. (14 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Spink and Son, Ltd., London, by 1998


    Literature

    Spink, Body, Speech and Mind, 1998, p. 17, fig. 6