• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    A Gilt Repousse Figure of a Lama

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Gilt Repousse Figure of a Lama
    Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century
    Seated on a double-mattress base incised with a lotus pattern, his hands in vitarka- and dhyanamudras, clad in long flowing robes with incised hems, his face flanked by prominent ears, the base sealed and incised with a double-vajra
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    The physical characteristics of the sitter, especially the large ears, suggests this may be a portrait of the first Panchen Lama.

    Provenance

    Private European Collection, before 2000
    Acquired in Zuich, 2005