• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 808

    A large gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni


    Price Realised  


    A large gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni
    Tibet, 17th century
    Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra and the left hand in dhyanamudra, wearing a tightly clad sanghati with beaded borders and incised floral bands, his contemplative face with arched raised brows, turquoise inlaid urna, heavy-lidded eyes, aquiline nose and lips in a gentle smile framed by pierced pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in tight curls rising to a domed ushnisha with a flame cintamani, richly gilt overall, the base sealed
    19 in. (48.2 cm.) high

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    Acquired at Christie's, New York, 22 March 2000, lot 82

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private Southern Collection