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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 652

    A gilt bronze figure of Tara


    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of Tara
    Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century
    Finely cast seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base with beaded rims, wearing a diaphanous dhoti, sash and beaded jewelry, the face with benign expression and the hair pulled into a high chignon secured by a foliate tiara, richly gilt overall
    8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high

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    This must be regarded as a precursor and prototype for the Yongle style. The facial features are more Nepali in style and the treatment of the tiara somewhat softer as compared to the crisply delineated idiom of the Imperial workshops.


    Acquired before 2000, Hong Kong