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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 511

    A gilt copper figure of Vasudhara

    NEPAL, 12TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A gilt copper figure of Vasudhara
    Nepal, 12th century
    Cast seated with her right leg pendant in lalitasana supported by a single lotus flower, her six arms radiating around her holding a gem, the vase of Amrita, a harvest bundle and a manuscript, wearing a long flowing dhoti secured by a belt, further adorned with various jewelry inset with hardstones, her face with a pleasant expression and her hair pulled in a high chignon secured with a tiara
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christian Humann, Pan Asian Collection, before 1977
    Christie's New York, 1 December 1982, lot 19
    Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection
    Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1988, lot 79