• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 809

    A large gilt bronze figure of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi

    NEPAL, 19TH/20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A large gilt bronze figure of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi
    Nepal, 19th/20th Century
    He with four faces and striding in alidhasana over two human figures on a lotus base, embracing Vajravarahi in the yub-yum position, holding a vajra and bell in his principle hands, dressed in a tiger skin dhotiand stretching a repoussé elephant skin behind, she with her legs wrapped around him, her left hand holding a skullcup behind his head and her right raising a flaying knife, all backed by a flaming repoussé aureola
    33½ in. (93 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired at Sotheby's, New York, 27-28 June 1974, lot 41


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    National Antiques Review, February 1971, vol. II, no. 8, front cover


    Exhibited

    Front cover, National Antiques Review, February 1971, vol. II, no. 8