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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 1392

    A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana

    TIBET, 13TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana
    Tibet, 13th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, his hands in dharmachakra mudra with stippled chakras on his palms and soles, clad in a close-fitting dhoti with incised hems, adorned with various jewelry inlaid with large hardstones, his serene face centered by a raised urna, his hair in wavy locks piled into a high chignon surmounted by a pointed finial and secured by a tiara with sashes billowing to the sides
    13½ in. (34½ cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's New York, 26 March 1998, lot 102


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTOR