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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1362

    A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of a Nyingma Lama


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    A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of a Nyingma Lama
    Tibet, 17th century
    Seated in a relaxed posture over two cushions incised with floral vignettes, his right hand lowered in an open-handed gesture and his left in vitarka mudra, with one foot emerging from heavy folded robes, his face slightly tilted and his head covered by the lama's hat
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high

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    The lama wears a slightly rounded pandita hat and has a kila in his sash, indicating that he may belong to the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. His hand gestures and iconography do not clearly identify him as a known person or particular deity.


    Hong Kong art market, before 2000