• 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


    Price Realised  


    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

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


    Private European Collection, before 2000
    Acquired in Zuich, 2005