23 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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
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