• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradhara


    Price Realised  


    A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradhara
    Tibet, 16th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, the hands in vitarkamudra, clad in a dhoti with beaded hems incised with a floral pattern, the face with straight nose and heavy-lidded eyes centered by an urna inset with a hardstone, the hair pulled into a high chignon and secured with a tiara, flanked by two lotus blossoms holding a bell and vajra, the face with remains of cold gold and polychromy
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) high

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    Private Belgian Collection, 1990s
    Acquired in Zurich, 2004

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Veena and Peter Schnell