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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 516

    A gilt bronze figure of Vajradhara


    Price Realised  


    A gilt bronze figure of Vajradhara
    Tibet, 16th century
    Finely cast with Vajradhara seated in dhyanasana with his arms crossed at his chest holding the vajra and ghanta, clad in a long dhoti with incised foliate patterns and secured at his waist with a belt, with an incised shawl draped over his shoulders and further adorned with anklets, bracelets, armlets, earrings and necklaces inset with a hardstone, his face in a serene expression with his brow centered by an urna with an inset hardstone, his hair with remains of polychromy and pulled into a high chignon and secured with a tiara
    15¼ in. (40 cm.) high

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    Philip Goldman, London, before 2000
    Sotheby's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 157

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Manhattan Collection