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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1349

    A gilt bronze figure of Yama and Chamundi

    TIBET, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt bronze figure of Yama and Chamundi
    Tibet, 18th century
    Standing together on the back of a buffalo over a prostrate figure on a lotus base, she stepping toward him and offering a skull cup, he in alidhasana with both arms outstretched and fingers pressed together, wearing a garland of severed heads and many beaded chains around his wide girth, his fierce buffalo face with sharp horns set within flaming hair, the jewelry inlaid with hardstones and red pigment in the hair, the baseplate gilt and incised with a double-vajra
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's London, South Kensington, 15 April 2004, lot 5


    Pre-Lot Text

    HIMALAYAN BRONZES
    Property from the Estate of a Private European Collector