• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 226

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradhara


    Price Realised  


    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradhara
    Nepal, 14th century
    Superbly cast, seated in dhyanasana, his hands crossed in front of his chest in vitarkamudra, the soles of his feet with raised chakras, clad in a dhoti with incised hems that flow over his knees, adorned with various ornaments inset with hardstones, the face with aquiline nose and almond-shaped eyes, centered by a raised urna, the curls of hair secured with an elaborate tiara and surmounted by a conical helmet, flanked by two flowering lotus blossoms
    13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) high

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    Private European Collection, before 2000
    Acquired in Zurich, 2005