• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 772

    A gilt bronze figure of Tara

    NEPAL, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Tara
    Nepal, 18th century
    Standing in slight sway over an openwork lotus base, her right hand raised in vitarkamudra and her left lowered in varadamudra, each holding the stem of a lotus, clad in a long dhoti with incised hem and secured with a flowing sash, her shawl falling gracefully around her shoulders, further adorned with various jewelry including armlets and earrings inset with hardstones, her face with almond-shaped eyes centered with an urna, her hair secured with an elaborate foliate tiara with a hardstone at center and backed with a flaming aureola
    6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1968