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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 533

    A group of thirteen gilt figures of Arhats

    TIBET, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of thirteen gilt figures of Arhats
    Tibet, 17th/18th century
    Individually cast with very fine detail, each seated over a round lotus base, their hands in various mudras with some holding different implements, clad in voluminous robes, most with incised foliate hems in varying patterns, their faces rendered in animated expresion detailed in cold gold and polychromy, depicting the faces with individualized mouths, eyes, brows and hair
    Approximately 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high, each


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    Provenance

    Acquired by 1971, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim


    Literature

    F. Chow, Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, April 1971, cat. no. 61.


    Exhibited

    Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1971