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    Sale 12168

    Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

    15 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 263

    A gilt copper figure of Buddha


    Price Realised  


    A gilt copper figure of Buddha
    Tibet, 14th Century
    Very finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his right hand in bhumisparshamudra, the body elegantly modeled and wearing a diaphanous robe draped across his left shoulder, his face with a serene expression surmounted by a domed ushnisha
    5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high

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    Compare the proportions of the body with its wide sloping shoulders and tapered waist, the thin hem of the robe, and small tight curls of hair with a fourteenth century bronze figure of Shakyamuni from the Jo Khang monastery in Lhasa (U. von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet: Vol II, 2001, p.962, fig.231B).


    Christian Humann, Pan-Asian Collection, before 1977
    Property from the Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth
    Acquired from Christie's, New York, 21 September 2007, lot 185