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    Sale 2278

    Highlights from the Star Collection: From India to Indonesia

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1213

    A gilt copper figure of Padmapani

    NEPAL, 14TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt copper figure of Padmapani
    Nepal, 14th century
    Solidly cast in graceful tribhanga with his right hand lowered in varada mudra and a large lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, wearing a diaphanous dhoti incised with a floral motif fastened with a beaded belt, armlets, earrings and foliate tiara, a sash tied across his hips, the face with a benign expression, downcast eyes and elegantly beaked nose, with blue pigment remaining in the hair and gilt overall
    10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high


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    This is a superbly executed and graceful example of Nepalese bronze sculpture from the Malla period; compare with a further example from the Zimmerman Collection, sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2008, lot 1.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Europe, 1990s