• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 265

    A gilt bronze figure of White Tara

    NEPAL, DATED NS 877 (1756-57 AD)

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    A gilt bronze figure of White Tara
    Nepal, dated NS 877 (1756-57 AD)
    With the four-armed Tara seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base, her primary right hand extended in bhumisparsamudra and her left raised in abhayamudra, her secondary arms raised, each holding a lotus flower, clad in a long dhoti secured with a jeweled belt and a shawl draped across her shoulders and curling at her sides, further adorned with necklaces and other jewelry, her serene expression with an urna centered above her almond-shaped eyes, her hair pulled into a high chignon secured with a foliate tiara, backed by a separately-cast double aureola and with an inscription on the base at verso
    7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high

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    The inscription says this image was commissioned by [?] and Mohodevi in the name of the their daughter Shubhalaksmi.


    Acquired in New York before 1980