20 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,125
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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.
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